We packed and portaged to some amazingly beautiful small and medium sized ponds. It took me a few days to get the paddling and trolling down but the last day I did catch some of the largest and stoutest brook trout of my life. These trout were by no means large for the ponds, where the trout can grow up to 4 lbs with trophy fish approaching 5 lbs. But I have to say that the males were were the most stunning brook trout I've caught in my life. Period.
Below is a picture of one of two similarly sized and colored males that were caught trolling a hare's ear wet fly. This was a trip that I will long remember and plans are in motion to fish the ponds this spring.
|Is there a more beautiful fish than and pre-spawn Adirondack brook trout?|