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    Default 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.



    Here is my buddies biggest fish of the day.



    and here is the creek we were fishing.











    Last edited by mudbug; 08-07-2011 at 04:18 PM.

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    Small stream fishing for sure! Congrats on the first brookie!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Brookies are great fish, and those are some beauties. Pretty stream too. I love little creeks like that.

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    That's about a perfect place! You guys enjoyed that I know,

    Ard

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    Oddly beautiful how the trees are away from the stream. Great photos and congratulations on your first brookie.

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littledavid123 View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Finally, my first brookie

    What a beautiful looking stream! Congratulations on your first brookie. I love catching them! Beautiful fish those brookies!
    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...because only in the woods can I find solitude without lonliness..." Robert Traver 1964 (Judge John Voelker)

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutslayer View Post
    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.

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    Nice fish! Congrats!!

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    Beautiful scenery! Small creeks are my favorite.

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