There is a creek out that way where a friend of mine had a successful brook trout outing in early April. I had a stretch in mind that I planned on checking out but with a lot of creek between me and that spot I decided fish some bridge pools along the way.
The first bridge I came to was very nice.
The next bridge hole was much larger and deeper than the first. I quickly dissected it with my streamer resulting in nary a follow.
Before I left this spot I spent some time peering into the depths of the deep pool. I could see there was the carcass of a very large fish rotting away in about seven feet of water. I could not however tell if it was a trout or a sucker. I wondered to myself if this stream has BTP. For those who don't know acronyms BTP stands for Big Trout Potential.
The next bridge crossing I came to was a feeder creek. It didn't look or smell much like trout water but I decided to take a few casts anyway. It was Creek Chub city over here. This Chub fell for the Superior X Legs.
As I was driving down the road to my pre-determined access point I passed a house where I noticed some folks loading kayaks on to their vehicle. Their house just happened to be on the stream I was about to fish. At that point I had a canoe on top of my car so I thought, "Kindred spirits!". I whipped a U turn and pulled into their driveway. The lady met me as I rolled down my window. "Is it okay if a access the creek through your property", I asked. She said it was fine and they even let me park in their driveway. As I walked down to the river I wondered how often this private section of stream gets fished. Judging by the aggressive nature of the resident Brook Trout I quickly determined not very often.
Eleven inch Brookie. Give me a cookie.
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