Saturday, August 20, 2011

TINY STREAMS - BIG DREAMS !!


Today I went to a new Brook Trout stream.  I only had a few hours to explore and unfortunately it was during a super sunny, hot time of the day.  I had no choice but use the time that was available to me.  The stream was tiny and the trout were skittish.  I ended up just checking to see what was swimming around in the open sunny holes.  There were some huge Brookies swimming around and a lot of them.  I concentrated on checking out the stream and making mental notes of where the best holes were.  I fished in the few shady spots that were available and even they were spooky at 4:00 p.m.  The stream was beautiful and ice cold, just the way I like it.  There was more open stream down below, but people were already on it so I skipped further ahead about 2 miles upstream.  Nice and tiny and no one in sight.  I also crossed another little stream that is said to hold Brookies and it was even smaller than the creek I was on.  I will be back to check on that creek too.  It was a great day of exploring and I can't wait to get back there at dusk or dawn, which ever comes first.  I hope to catch a few Tiger Trout out of this stream too.  I can't wait.  Here are a few pics of the creek.  I hope you enjoy.













































Until Next Time .......... Tight Lines to All !!!

34 comments:

  1. beautiful little stream. love it.

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  2. John,
    Thanks a lot. I will head there again and do a longer study of the stream. Tight Lines.

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  3. I love that sense of uncertainty and expectation when exploring new waters.Thanks for sharing TM.

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  4. Man I really really love your stories and photos. Right now my body is sitting in my hot car in a parking lot, but my mind is in that ice cold water. With a beer. And maybe a couple of tacos.

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  5. Great looking water and some nice fish. Gonna be up in the Driftless Area of Iowa next weekend and hope to have some of that same luck.

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  6. If we get on anything like that next week I'll be one happy camper.

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  7. Many a fishing trip has been waylaid by unexpectedly discovering a new small stream and getting so caught up in the adventure. I wish I could document it so well.

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  8. John,
    Thanks much. I've learned sometimes your better off just walking the stream and fishing less. So many streams and so little time calls for figuring the whole stream out as quick as possible, then knowing where the holes are, I can just relax and watch the fish rise. Tight Lines.

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  9. Cozmo,
    Thanks bro. Sorry to hear about the hot car and parking lot. That creek was ice cold and shaded along the hillside. I think I may have spotted a fairy or two ;) We will have to head out on a stream before the season ends. Peace and Tight Lines. Beer and Taco's, YES please!

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  10. HPFF,
    Thanks much. Awesome news. The Iowa Driftless is Beautiful. I look forward to hearing about the adventure. Which county or area were you heading? Tight Lines.

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  11. Kevin,
    Thanks much. The Iowa Driftless has some really nice streams near the Decorah Area. Alamakee County is great too. Look forward to seeing the post on Iowa. Good luck and Tight Lines.

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  12. Cofisher,
    Thanks a lot. Small streams are intoxicating. The thrill of finding something new takes over and the next thing you know your legs are spent. Always worth the energy spent for sure. Tight Lines.

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  13. Wow, a beautiful stream and a nice gravel road. Who could ask for more?

    Mark

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  14. Beautiful stretch of water, man. Excellent post.

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  15. looks like a fun little stream! I have to say i do love brookies! In my opinion they're the most beautiful of the three common trout in wisconsin. Good luck with those tigers too! I've never caught one personally, but I'm in search on one!

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  16. TM,
    The first photo.... my kind of stream.
    Great stuff.

    Thanks

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  17. Shoreman,
    Thanks much. If there's a gravel road chances are there's a nice stream nearby. Tight lines.

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  18. Ty,
    Thanks a lot. It was nice and peaceful in the shaded spots. Tight Lines.

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  19. Blake,
    Thanks a lot. The Brookies are definitely one of the prettiest fish out there. I wish we had cutthroats around here too. Tight Lines.

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  20. BrkTrt,
    Thanks much. I thought you might like that stream. I am on a mission to find the small streams that hold the Brookies around here. Tight Lines.

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  21. Wow...
    Some very impressive photography.

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  22. Great photos as always! This post is making me really miss the driftless :-)

    pretty trout, well done!

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  23. Geez, another pretty stream and more pretty fish. Hmmm some how I never get bored of it. Keep it coming.

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  24. i very much enjoy reading your posts. you have some of the best fishing photographs out there in the blogophere. looking forward to more updates.

    -q

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  25. Lovely pictures - again! It is always a joy to visit your blog.
    :-)

    One nagging thought in my mind though. In the fifth photograph there seems to be algae in the stream. Are there some nutrients leeching in from the land around your lovely stream?

    Regular Rod

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  26. Dude, YES! That's an excellent looking stream and some very fine lens work to capture the area. Good stuff, man.

    May I recommend an olive, brown, or black cone headed sculpin pattern for those bigger brooks? Then again, you probably have a good bomber that'll work just fine.

    Rock on.

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  27. Len H.,
    Thank you very much. Glad to hear you like the photos. Thanks a lot for following. Tight Lines.

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  28. Sanders,
    Thanks a lot. I would/will miss the Driftless myself if I leave someday. I'll do my best to make sure you feel like you never left and your shin deep in a Driftless stream. Tight Lines.

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  29. Kev,
    Thanks much I will do my best to try and find as many new fishing spots as possible. ONly a little over a month left of inland trout fishing and so many creeks left untouched. Tight Lines.

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  30. fish7hunt,
    Thanks a lot. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Appreciate it. Thanks for following too. Tight Lines.

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  31. Quang,
    Thank you very much for such kind words. Always glad to hear when someone enjoys the photos. I will be updating as much as possible. Tight Lines.

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  32. RegularRod,
    Thank you very much. That particular hole was actually formed by the huge tree that fell into the stream and almost completely blocked the flow. Almost like a little pond. The trout were hiding out under the tree and in front of it too. It is almost completely still in that hole except for the tiny flow that comes out underneath the tree. That is one of the reasons for the algae in the hole. Other factors maybe, but this is just below a huge spring that pours into it off the side of a hill. Beautiful waterfall. Tight Lines.

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  33. Loah,
    Thanks much man. The conehead is a great suggestion to get a hold of those big brookies. Couldn't drop one on them on this particular day, due to the extremely spookable situation. On a nice evening as they begin to feed, yeah Brookie on!! Tight Lines.

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