The third week of July. Hot. Summer has finally arrived. It took forever to get here. I took a brief road trip to a river out on the Plains. Very few bugs were on the water. Usually insect life is much more prolific at this time of year. Often Pmd’s pop all summer long. And waves of caddis. Not this year. Finding fish was challenging in the somewhat lifeless, bugless looking water. A couple of trout were eventually spotted after hiking and watching several pools in the bright light. One was a brown trout which surprisingly surfaced in shallow moving water to a size 18 emerger pattern in full mid-day sun.
Some photos from the half day outing. Several windshield shots of the road trip to and from the river…
That’s a good sized brown trout!
Darrelln09: Yes it was a good trout. Thick body and wouldn’t give up once hooked. Nice surprise catch on sunny day. Thanks for dropping in.
Great Job Bob!
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You must get paid a whole whack of doh to keep posting here regularly and to finance your fishing trips. Wonderful fish as always.
Yes, it has been a lucrative venture running this blog. Income from it continues to soar. Look out Mr E. Musk!
Hope all is well. Doesn’t look like you guys will be out this season…maybe a winter trip south instead.
With all that dough you are making with your blog, you might be interested in purchasing a thriving business specializing in fly-fishing paraphernalia? I happen to know of one that would be a nice fit for you! Great fish in your post. Hopefully, the bugs will start showing up soon!
The dough from my blog might get me one Redington Zinger! Maybe? Or one Dr Slick Zinger and a Dr Pepper. Or six Atomic Ants! Funny comment Vic. Hope your day went well. I got eaten alive by mosquitos on St M river today. Brutal….Deet lasted 30 seconds max.