Is that the Deerfield River? I was there about a month ago just north of the Harriman Reservoir. It was my first time fishing that type of river (I’m a complete novice) and caught nothing. I’ve been practicing up on tightline/euro nymphing and would love to go back soon. There were definitely fish below the surface.Covid was an advantage for me.I am a teacher,so I taught in the morning and fished in the afternoon. I live in Mass and was fishing in Wilmington just over the border from Colrain about a 50 minute drive,well worth it. No one in sight ,found a couple of holes where the fish wanted to stay and play. It took the meat men about 6 weeks to find the fish,so it was a lot of fun this spring. The brookies were outasight!
Because of the term “meat men”? I interpreted that as meaning bait casters/worn dunkers. True, it’d be a shame to see those fish in a pan.Absolutely beautiful fish! If I interpreted your post correctly, it sounds like the fish eventually hit the frying pan. If they are wild, that's a real shame.
Agreed, beautiful fish! I only keep a few fish a year and usually never large examples. However, I think it depends on where they were fishing and what kind of pressure there is. I’ll keep and eat wild cutthroat in remote Uinta Lakes. Because some are so hard to get to, I might be one of a dozen or less people in a year to access the lakes, let alone fish them. It also helps make up for the added weight of fishing gear in the pack if I can go a little light on food.Absolutely beautiful fish! If I interpreted your post correctly, it sounds like the fish eventually hit the frying pan. If they are wild, that's a real shame.