|Snowdrops - The first flowers of Spring!|
During a conversation earlier in the week with my friend Pete, he reminded me of an area where he has seen a lot of suckers in the spring. That observation had me wondering if there might be some trout following the spawning suckers looking for eggs. So after fishing another area near by with only a bump on a streamer to show for my effort, I decided to check the area out.
As I drifted my tandem nymph rig through the run, I spotted the flank of of fish and felt a slight tap. I continued to work the run and got a second tap further down indicating that there might be a few fish interested in a fly. Changiung things up (walt's worm and a cased caddis), produced the first fish of the afternoon, a strong, thick shouldered rainbow that took the cased caddis. It was good to feel a nice bend in the rod from a strong and active fish. I continued to work the area and found the fish of the day, a thick male hold-over rainbow. From the color and the look of the jaw, it might have been getting ready to spawn. The run produced another two rainbows. Thanks to the observations of a friend, I enjoyed a couple hours out on a blustery spring afternoon.
|A net full of rainbow|