Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Last trip before the June opening of the stream to taking fish.

    The day started with rain and was predicted to continue for the rest of the day. By 11:00AM we were in the water at the Church Pool and the weather started to get nicer. I was able to get into two trout pretty quickly, a Griffith's Gnat and a small Adams did the trick. Jerry was using a Woolly Bugger and was getting into fish after fish, seemed like they were making it up to him for not cooperating on our last visit to their pool. Early on I was trying to film my bringing a fish to the net when my camera slipped out of my pocket and into the drink. This happened once before and stopped the recording cold. A day in a bag of rice got the camera working again but not until we returned home. The river was stocked yesterday and the fishing was spectacular today. Dinner in Sparta, back to High Meadow Inn, slept soundly with dreams of trout franticly trying to escape the net.
Really a fabulous trip and sort of made up for not getting a chance to come here more often this Spring.

First Trip This Spring, 9th March

This is the first trip this Spring. High Meadow Inn and Shatley springs not opened yet, so we stayed at the Elk Inn.When we got to the river it was crowded with fishermen. Started at the Church Pool, which was full of trout though they seemed totally uninterested in our offerings. Griffith's Gnat takes a nice fish. Hard day's fishing really working with little result, just a fish here and there. Dinner in town at KFC, crashed for night, breakfast was great in town, biscuits and gravy, eggs and bacon, then back to the river for some serious fishing. Trout were scarce this morning, by 2:00 PM we were really to head home.