Saturday, July 30, 2011
Chasing Blue Lines In 95deg
Next on the list, I hooked into a pool of sunfish with the brightest yellows and reddest eyes I have seen. There is always something about mountain streams and their effect on the colors of the fish that inhabit them.
As noon approached and the temps reached into the mid 90's I started to make my way back to the car. I figured that the fish were done and the snaked would soon control the waters edge and I do not like battling with snakes for a stream side spot. As I waded the stream back I saw a few rises in front of me. suspecting a sunfish was the culprit I tossed a fly in his direction and got a hit. Imagine my surprise when in the next jump from the hooked fish, I noticed that a nice Brown trout had made an appearance. In sun drenched 95 deg temps and in less than a foot of rushing water, a brown trout was actively feeding on the surface. Amazing! No pic because as I reached for the fish, he leaped into the air, gave a wave of the fin and broke free. I hooked two more in the next five minutes, both of which where released in relativity the same manner. I guess it goes to show that you never know what to expect while chasing those blue lines.
A few minutes later a large snake crossed the stream a few feet from me and gave me the eye. I took his suggestion and headed for the car. I cant wait to see what the stream gives me when the temps begin to cool down.
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