|Ethan with his first spring steelhead|
I finally made out on to the stream this spring.
With a busy family schedule and weather windows that didn’t match up with any free time, it’s been difficult to find the time to go, even for just an hour.
This week my two oldest children and my wife are helping out with Flower City Work Camp. So I took a few days off to spend some quality time with my youngest son. And Tuesday afternoon, after work, we made a quick run up to a local tributary to scout a few locations for the end of the week. We also brought our rods along and tried out a few spots.
|In the net!|
The water was in great shape, with a good medium flow (for spring,) with a bit of stain and about two feet of visibility.
The first two locations we stopped at, although they looked promising, didn’t give up any fish. We kept at it and our visit to a third location proved to be the difference maker.
We ended up hooking up with six fish and landing four. Two trout and two suckers. And all of them, save the first fish, were caught on a #6 chartreuse bead head olive woolly bugger dead drifted under an indicator.
Hopefully we can get out a few more times before the spring season is done and find a few more willing lake run trout.
|Ethan took this photo of me and my drop back lake run brown trout|
See you on the stream!