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mudbug 08-07-2011 03:52 PM

Finally, my first brookie
 
In a small, unnamed Arizona creek that nobody tells anybody about.

Not the most productive day for me. I caught one and lost one. My buddy caught 4 and lost 5. I didn't realize till we were walking out that the fish were hiding under the bank we were walking. He was standing back and casting, I was walking too close and kept scaring them out and away.

Anyway, at least I caught my first brookie.

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/...st_brookie.jpg

Here is my buddies biggest fish of the day.

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/...an_brookie.jpg

and here is the creek we were fishing.

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/.../creekw_05.jpg

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/.../creekw_06.jpg

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/.../creekw_08.jpg

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/.../creekw_11.jpg

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/.../creekw_12.jpg

http://www.goobage.com/pics/fishing/.../creekw_14.jpg

gatortransplant 08-07-2011 03:55 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Small stream fishing for sure! Congrats on the first brookie!

cpiercem 08-07-2011 04:19 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Brookies are great fish, and those are some beauties. Pretty stream too. I love little creeks like that.

Hardyreels 08-07-2011 05:00 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
That's about a perfect place! You guys enjoyed that I know,

Ard

littledavid123 08-07-2011 05:44 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Oddly beautiful how the trees are away from the stream. Great photos and congratulations on your first brookie.

Dave

mudbug 08-07-2011 06:40 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by littledavid123 (Post 298148)
Oddly beautiful how the trees are away from the stream. Great photos and congratulations on your first brookie.

Dave


It actually got a lot more crowded further down stream but I forgot to take pictures down there.

The trees were closer, the other plants (ferns and some tall flowering plants I don't know) along shore were taller and it got very rocky.

troutslayer 08-07-2011 07:26 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
What a beautiful looking stream! Congratulations on your first brookie. I love catching them! Beautiful fish those brookies!

mudbug 08-07-2011 08:12 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by troutslayer (Post 298220)
What a beautiful looking stream! Congratulations on your first brookie. I love catching them! Beautiful fish those brookies!



The amazing thing is that brook trout have not been stocked here in AZ except for a couple lakes a long way from this creek in a long time.

Krebster 08-08-2011 07:37 AM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Nice fish! Congrats!! :)

vatroutbumintx 08-08-2011 07:26 PM

Re: Finally, my first brookie
 
Beautiful scenery! Small creeks are my favorite.


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