Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rookies, Brookies, Rainbows, and Browns

Hey Everyone,

I took Christi's brother Josh trout fishing for the first time yesterday. The weather was perfect, temperatures in the low 60's, overcast skies, and the water was in the mid to low 50's, a little cool for wet wading but we toughed it out. I had no idea that he had never fished for trout until we were almost to the river. (needless to say the pressure was on). Once on the water, I tried a few different flies and techniques, and soon landed a nice brown trout. I explained what color lure the fish were likely to hit, and where each species was holding in the pool. Taking my advice, Josh soon landed his first trout ever (another healthy brown). Josh's second fish was a net worthy rainbow, that ended up being the biggest fish of the day. We where soon pulling in fish quite regularly, and I'm happy to say, not only did Josh catch his first trout yesterday, but he ended up catching all three species. I found that changing flies (sunken drys and nymphs all in light colors) every few fish was the trick, and by the end of the day, I had landed several rainbows and brookies. With the combination of good fishing and beautiful scenery, I'm pretty sure that Josh is hooked on trout fishing! I for myself cant wait to get back up on the stream.

See you on the trail,


  1. That is really cool Lance. Would love to learn where your secret fishing spot is, but if you told, it would not be a secret. Keep up the good work. Planing a hike with some of our scouts hopefully in December. October is aviation month, and November is animal care. We plan to go see the Blue Angels in Virginia next week.


  2. ButtonPushingScanMonkeyandScoutLeaderNovember 30, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    I love your blog, Lance. I can see you're living the dream. Any pictures of Steelhead?

  3. BPSMSL,

    Not yet but Im heading home in April to fish with my dad maybe we will get into them. Thanks for the comment.