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    Default Season Opener Trips

    It has been a wet cool May and the hatches have been relatively sparse for this time of year. Normally there is a good hatch of Hendricksons which are size 12/14 in our area. I've seen a few but the main hatch has been are smaller and sparser. The trout have been a lot more picky about the flies. Usually they are all over parachute Adams in a size 14 and I can fish that fly all day.

    The first time I went out, I caught few on a parachute Adams. Then I decided to experiment and went through the same water again with a sparkle dun, and it seemed every fish rose for that fly. I would say that on the first run through I caught 10 fish but on the second try I caught another 30 before I quit.

    This is how the water looked the first time I went out.



    You can see that there are multiple conflicting currents and getting a long drift is tough. This little entering rivulet held two of the larger fish. They were in very shallow water and I think these fish were in this locating because the other side of stream holds most of the fish. I spotted a rise and was able to hook two nice fish and a third smaller fish from this spot.







    Regards,

    Silver



    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought"..........Szent-Gyorgy

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    What a nice looking stretch of water you had there! My season is about to get going here as we pass mid week and I hope to remember a few pictures too. It sounds like a great day to me.

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    Nice report as always and great brookies!

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