Today was my first trip on the water for 2012, and first trip on the creek with my new Allen gear, and dispite low numbers the trip was epic! I started the day off a bit later then I hoped but with temps around 30 I wasnt goign fast. I got on the creek and started making my rounds at the usual spots. I got a small surprise at the bottom of a rapid when I draged in a small brown trout, which are stocked in very low numbers in this creek. I did get this catch on video which Ill add later. Fishing was very slow for awhile after that untill I caught a small bow, normal stocker fish. I was on the way toward a trail connection when I decided to fish the outflow of the next rapid, and WOW am I glad i did! I had a small nibble followed by a strong run.( First time this has happend to me
) I was in shock for moment trying to get my line sorted and on the reel. After a surprisingly short fight I landed a rare for the creek big bow. I was kinda surprised after the adrenalin slowed down on how short the fight was, but the fish had some wounds and a funny looking eye so my guess it was just weak. either way a great start to 2012. This was also the test run on my gopro hd for use on the creek and with good results will be seen once I get the video posted. heres the pics!!!
I have no pics of the brown trout, itll be in the video.
heres to 2012