Returned for the second time chasing a couple bigs that eluded me in early March. I hit the water at 11:30am. Overcast and 64 when I began. The water was very dirty still. I drove all the way there so I was going to fish.
I was on the water for over an hour before I scored my first trout here. I actually thought about turning around after an hour. Center of above photo there is a tiny spring feeding in and that is where I caught my first little. Then the cows went in the water upstream and made it filthy. I sat down for 20 minutes and let it clear.
After this hole the waterway went into the woods and weeds to my chest. It was hard sledding for a while.
The fishing picked up and I was glad I did not turn around.
I have been babying my right hand as of late. Injured my thumb trying to do some carpentry. Hooked up on a big one that I needed to use force to turn away from submerged logs. My thumb screamed at me as I exerted pressure on the hooked jawed male.
I got to use my net today. Second biggest trout of the year.
Did not measure it. It was at least 20 inches and then some. Stopped fish at 4:30pm. 77 degrees and partly sunny 29 browns to hand total. Lost a couple more at shore that were photo worthy. Had to put on 2 kinds of bug spray three times to be able to tolerate the deer flies and gnats.