|Lots of water coming down out of the mountains|
The hike in was pleasant and a great time to catch up and exchange some information. My first look at the brook was encouraging. My exploring earlier in the week had indicated that the area streams were very high from all the recent rain the Adirondacks have had so far this summer After dropping in off the trail, the first pool we came to was a lot higher than I have ever seen it, meaning we would have to adapt our approach.
|One of my favorite slides|
|One of the dark brook trout that inhabit these tannin stained waters|
|Todd working the opposite bank|
We were both able to coax some brook trout to take a Royal Wulff even in the high, tannin stained water as we quickly moved along the edges of the brook, attempting to cover lots of ground. As our time was running out, I wanted to hit particular pool before calling it quits, since it has given up some decent fish over the years. I pointed the spot out to Todd and after patiently working over a couple likely areas he eventually had a nice bend in his rod and I knew that he had decent fish on. After a final picture we ended our afternoon together on a high note and hiked back to the car.
|The best fish of the day!|