View Full Version : Troutin today.
04-02-2009, 08:07 PM
After falling in the creek all morning with big nasties on, and feeling bad for myself because I couldn't keep pace with running fish once hooked... I decided to get some self pity fishin in, and hit the neighborhood puddle. I go down with a bug basher and ant patterns, or 'skeeters. But today one of the squirts was spin fishin in what was half decent weather on our side of the hill. The Creek was wet, and rainy! He was having trouble getting a Blue Fox's blade to spin. So he asks if I could figure it out. Well, first cast, and this little goof ball ate the spinner while the blade was bound! Funny trout. Fun to fish with the mini man in the 'hood, always has something funny to say, and absolutely kills fish on his bamboo 3 wt. He hooked the biggun Kammy in the pond in the morning, and you could see the orange fly hangin out of its face when it came up to the surface. Tomorrow I plan to remove the fly, and give it back to Edgar. Squirt has school and was hoping to hook the fish again to retrieve his favorite fly. But alas, he had to leave for dinner. Thomas, if you are lurking, and reading this, tell Edgar I guarantee he will get that fly back... Fun day for sure. Glad to see alot of the neighborhood kids are getting into fishing our poopoo puddle!
04-03-2009, 01:07 PM
Cool story...by the way, is that your fish stringer in the water in the photo? lol
04-04-2009, 11:01 AM
Yes, it is. It is a catch and release puddle for the kids, but those who put fish in it, and provide feed, and maintenance duties get to keep one per week, or 4 a month. I do keep(technically the kids hook, fight, and bonk 'em, but the parents and myself count it towords our retention limit.) a few every month for a little trout BBQ at the neighbors house. Fun for the squirts. And with our new order of Kamloops trout on the way it shoud be super fun this Summer. 20+ are over 10 inches, and 4 are puddle lunker, 20 inchers. The remaning 50-75 are all 6-7 inchers. We had a successful Brookie spawn last year, but I am interested if anyone here has ever done Brook Trout in a pond. They seem to be very small still, and not growing much for how much they eat. Just curious is all. Thanks Matt!
04-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Nice story! Thanks for sharing with us.
04-07-2009, 10:30 AM
Here is one from yesterday early, early. Far side still had fog hangin around the ponds edges. The fish were all kinds of active, but the only thing they wanted was pink, and red/orange egg patterns, and flourescent pink Czech nymphs. But all the trout in there like the Czech's it seems. Anyhoo, not abunch of action, but got acouple to the bank in the hour the squirt and I fished it. It is funny planning to meet a 9 year old kid at like 6:30 to go trout fishin! He will be our worst nightmare Springer fishin in 10 years. He doesn't stink, and he loves getting up at 4 to fish the Cowlitz every weekend with his dad.