-- Trout MaGee's Fish Totals --
O.K.... first off I wanted to start out by asking how everyone likes the new font size and color. After reading a post at O.B.N. about such things as background and font size/color I decided to take the advice and roll with it. Please let me know if this new setup is easier on the eyes than the old bright green font. I hope it works for everyone. I personally liked the way it looked as soon as I changed it. I decided to make my fonts the different color of fly lines that I like. The size is a little larger than what I wanted, but the next choice was just to small.
Todays post is just a quick cap on some of my favorite things so far this spring. Some of my favorite holes, fish and other things along the way. A lot of the pictures have been in posts from before, but I chose some of my favorites out of them to highlight what's been going on in The Catching Chronicles so far the last 3 1/2 Months. I hope you all enjoy.
Here are some of my favorite holes so far this season. I look forward to discovering as many new holes as I can this summer. I look forward to bringing all of you there to.
The next batch of photos are of some of the bigger fish I have brought to hand so far this spring. I am and will always be in search of some of those lunkers sitting deep down waiting for a Trout MaGee special to float by. I know your in there and I'm coming to get ya!!
Although I am a sucker for catching and searching out the biggins, there is plenty to be said about the fish thats beauty out weighs the size of it. I am always amazed at the different look to each trout. The different size of the head all the way down to the size or shape of its tail. Here are some of the fish that really caught my eye.
Alright so that covers the big fish and the most beautiful fish. But what about those poor unfortunate fish that just aren't quite as attractive or symmetrical. The fish that when you catch it you kind of feel sorry for it. Not because you think it is ugly, but just because there's just something about it. Here are a few examples of the fish I speak of.
With almost all the basics covered, I feel there is one particular type of fish that deserves some mention. This is the fish that bites at the last moment after all the other fish have rejected what your serving up. This is a fish that is completely tricked as soon as your fly comes drifting down stream on top of the water. It spies your fly and realizes something is wrong. All you see is a flash of gold that instantly tells you where that one fish is sitting. You get 2 chances at most. Sometimes if the hook is not set on the first strike, your chance is lost. The second cast down stream into the spot is your last chance. The fly hits and I slowly raise my fly rod in the air, skipping my bead heads across the top of the riffles. Bam. Fish on.
This my friends is my favorite.
The Drifters of Southwest Wisconsins Driftless
Well those are some of the highlights so far. I can't wait to get back out there and bring back some more.
Until Next Time............ Tight Lines!!!