Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Small stream browns

This evening after work I thought I would go looking for some small stream brown trout.  It's been hot and dry here in southern New England. The stream was low but cool.    On the first cast into the head of a decent pool I was able to connect with a hefty wild brown that put up quite a battle.  A couple more wild browns attacked the Ausable bomber and one brook trout.



Small stream brown

Sunset in the forest
Black-eyed Susan

Purple Coneflower


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  1. Mark, recognize the pool. That's one handsome brown.
    Glad to see the trout were willing to play.

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    1. Thanks Alan, a surprisingly large brown considering the size of the stream.

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  2. Mark those are amazing pictures. Looks like a great evening!

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    1. Thanks Will - had the better camera with me and even though a section of stream that I visited later was too low to fish I enjoyed taking some pictures of the wildflowers

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  3. Mark
    Wow, nice brown, had to be a blast on I assume the 3 wt. Beautiful images of the area---thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill - thanks, yes I was fishing my fiberglass 6'6" 3wt (ruby river) and that brown did make it bend!

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  4. Everything is just so darn beautiful.

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    1. RLM - it is a pretty time of year. Imagine how nice things would be with some rain!

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  5. Mark, just yesterday I noticed that our Black-eyed Susans are starting to fade. It looks like yours are just about perfect right now. Glad you are getting out and catching some great trout as well!

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    1. David - thanks! we are definitely in the "gold" of summer

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  6. That picture of the red sunset on the red bark of those pines is gorgeous. Nice brown! He is good size for any stream especially one with such little water. I wonder if he spent his whole life in that same deep pool. Great looking brookie as well. Glad they haven't been fully crowded out by the browns.

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    1. RI brook trout - thanks, the pine shot was not "photoshopped" to enhance the color is was just one of those orange sunsets! There is a mix of browns and brook trout in that particular stream although they tend to be found in different types of water. Some areas are mostly browns others brook trout predominate. I actually went back to a photo back in 2013 to see if I caught the same fish again. Both were caught within 100yds of each other and were similiar in size but I couldn't positively conclude they were in fact the same fish.

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  7. Sunset in the forest, sunlight on a small wild trout. Nice!

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