Thursday, March 8, 2012

This Weeks Trips

Well this week started out with me fishing the Quttipahilla on Tuesday afternoon. I managed to hook up with one rainbow and also a pretty sizable Brown for this particular stream. Both came on size 8 brown crystal buggers. The brown thought he was a bow and tried out his aviation skills, he had to have came out of the water a good 3 feet multiple times. Overall I would rate the trip as average. I saw a good amount of fish but getting takers was a challenge.

 Then today I was had the day off and planned on heading over to the Manada to do some fishing in the DHALO section but found out my friend and fishing buddy Matt was taking the day off work to take advantage of the 70 deg forcast for the day, so we decided to hit a few mountain freestones that hold some native brookies.

The first one on the schedule was an un-named tributary to another trib that we planned on fishing later in the day. We fished a decent section of it and decided to call it quits as there were any fish in the trib that we could tell. This was the first trip for either of us to this area and wanted to add or cross this one off the list of trout waters.

Here is a photo of the first trib.

After that we moved to the days second freestone and fished a long section of it. We both worked hard trying to catch fish without spooking them. This tributary had a good amount of trout on it and we each brought to hand a few beauties.
 Matt caught this one early in the trip and got his skunk out of the way. I on the other hand, had to fish a little longer for mine.

 All the work that went into today, and afterwards coming home exhausted was worth just catching one of these beauties.
Matt working one of the pools on this shelf towards the end of the upper section that we fished.

After finishing up on this little freestone, Matt wanted to take me to a new freestone and see if we could catch a few more brookies. He said this stream has a high gradient and it would be tough going but the view would be worth it. We didnt bring any to hand but had a few on and saw a few others. A trophy trout in this particular freestone would push 6 or 7 inches.

 Me trying to coax a brookie into biting. NO LUCK!!! theres always the next pool

Matt had a big 4" brookie on 2 times here. On the hike out we got a good chuckle out of the fact that we both said a four inch brookie is a big fish.

Overall this week was pretty awesome. Its been too long since I have been on a Pennsylvania mountain freestone fishing the way I grew up. I also enjoyed yet another successful trip with Matt. The
70 Degrees in March isn't going to make me complain either.

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