Monday, June 9, 2014
Andy, Dad, Marc, and I headed out for a full day's fishing on one of our favorite streams today, for the first time this year. All the water this year may be a blessing as the summer gets warmer, but it has been too long since last year's visit. The day started out with very comfortable temps and as we approached the stream, it had a little color even still. Forging ahead we were soon into some smaller fish on various nymph patterns. A few caddis were hatching and patterns of that variety were picking up fish. Andy soon had the first big boy swipe at a streamer, but alas it wasn't meant to be. After some quick sandwiches mid-day, we moved down to the honey hole, and it was the right move. Marc and Dad were soon into several fish chasing those caddis, and before long everyone scored a few. Around 5pm the risers started to show, and Andy nailed several in a row imitating the sporadic March Browns that were trickling off. The action was soon interrupted by yet another downpour, but we waited out the lightning and soon the top water action picked up again. Marc landed the biggest fish of the trip quickly and it was a dandy 20" fatty. Unfortunately the last storm impacted the feeders quickly, and the chocolate soup and rising water chased us off the water before the evening hatch. While it would have been nice to drive home at dark and dry, it wasn't meant to be, as the ride out in a final downpour soaked us to the bone.