Welcome to the forum!
Now do you want to hear about my first trout, or my first TROUT, because there is a bit of a difference.
My first trout was pulled out of a deep pull in a local stream that they stock. I swear they stock in that exact pool because all summer long there's at least 100 trout in there of all kinds of sizes, mostly small down to itty-bitty. My first was somewhere in the minuscule range, taken on a GRHE.
My first TROUT, was taken in that same stream, but upstream from the earlier pool. This stream winds it's way into a reservoir, tumbles over the dam and into a pool, and then winds it's way downward. It was in the pool by the dam that I caught this one.
I was fishing a poorly tied black stonefly. I'd cast it across the pool and then strip it back. Cast and strip, cast and strip(the line, I mean
On a good day, you can just make out the bottom of the pool, and this day was a pretty good day.
About halfway through the retrieve I saw a flash and I pulled back, setting the hook.
This was my first first-hand experience with the acrobatics a trout can do when hooked, and boy did he put on a show! Jumps, water-walking, the whole deal.
I landed him in a few minutes and he measured at just over 13 inches.
Afterwards I was so excited I was shaking. I tried to cast right afterward and the line pooled at my feet. That's a feeling that I don't think that I will ever forget.
Again, welcome to the forum. I look forward to hearing about you many more successes.