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Took off after work and hit a quick stop hoping to get a look at a few spawners. I know there are brook trout here and I was hoping to get to see one or two but that didn’t happen. I did, however, get the chance to see a Male and Female Brown both full into the spawn. Upon arrival I rigged up an SMB simply because I didn’t have much time and wanted to target the larger hungry trout preparing for the next few weeks, also this spot has quite a bit of depth and a bigger fly was going to get to the fish faster.

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I noticed immediately that I had been transported to trash town as I saw the O.E. 40oz bottle mixed with other various trash that had accumulated in the rocks. Hmm…did someone forget this was a trout stream? I know there arn’t carp in that water. I targeted the more likely spots with deep sinking and slow twitching, I picked up a nice male that was showing a kype, very cool. Shortly after I looked downstream and saw the shadows of several fish holding in the shallows. I used a long roll cast to get downstream and across, the second the fly landed I watched as a brown went for it immediately, fish on. This one turned out to be a nice female getting ready to lay her eggs, I got her back in the drink quickly without squeezing out her cargo. I got a few smaller fish before hitting the road but before I did I felt it necessary to remove as much trash as I could get in the net. Remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady… something like that.

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  1. Strong work Justin, especially in the clean up department. Bastards. I just don’t get it – dumping trash streamside, or anywhere for that matter, is something I’ll never be able to wrap my head around.

    Keep up the great efforts!

    avatar Cole

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