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Tyler Legg
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Yesterday marked what will probably be my last bluelining excursion until next spring. The window of opportunity to head to the streams is slowly shutting with a busy schedule ahead. Will it open again long enough for me to sneak back to these high elevation streams before they freeze over this winter? Time, as they say, will tell.

This particular trip yielded plenty of colorful specks, all of which are preparing for spawning. The males are already beginning to display their colors, kyped jaws, and on some, decent sized teeth for a 7" fish. It's a bit early for fall spawning in most places, but at these high elevations of about 5,000ft+, it's all behind schedule. Fine by me! Colorful brookies galore!

Arriving at the stream at 10:00AM, it was in the 60s. Perfect fishing weather in my opinion. The temps heated up a bit as the day progressed, but the fishing did as well. Great day on the water. Glad I got out to fish yesterday, as early next week, most streams are going to be blown out. A lot of rain on the way. Check out the precip map to the left.

An Extended Body Inchworm and a Green Weenie was all I needed for the day. While fishing one particularly large pool below a sizable waterfall, the EBI sent 10 fish flying to the surface, all bumping heads in the midst of a mad frenzy. One lucky fish (well, lucky for a split second, until he realized he screwed up) was brought to hand. Although he was 6", this fish looked as if someone splashed a multitude of different colors onto him.

The day continued to be productive. Here's some photos from the trip:

Fat male brookie.

Small stream, but plenty of fish. Just have to know where to look for them.


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