Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Pryal74 on Jan 26, 2012January 26th, 2012, 10:05 pm EST
These are my favorite trout to hunt down and toss a fly to. For anyone who has trekked through four miles of two track roads, poplar forests, nasty swamps, beaver dam pools, tag alders or any horrid, taxing, encumbering obstacle... knows exactly what it means to work for your quarry. I love to watch their fall colors flash as they strike a white marabou streamer or smash boldly on an elk hair caddis. These are just a few of my favorite photos of some Brook Trout I landed in 2011.
Jmd123 on Jan 27, 2012January 27th, 2012, 6:56 pm EST
Beautiful brookies there, James! They are my favorite fish, fresh water or salt. And yes, they live in the most beautiful streams (and ponds) too. I have two great brookie hotspots where I live now and last year I think I caught more brookies than I may have in my whole life combined! In one spot I can snorkel with them too in the summer - warm water on top, ice cold on the bottom!
I can't wait for trout opener this year! But I'll be content with ice fishing for now - 12 perch so far, three of them keepers! One spot, actually two, have the possibility of rainbow trout as well...
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...