Monday, May 23, 2005

Sea Trout

browntrout georges brk
Originally uploaded by john.king.

Air temperature today zero celcius with moderate wind about 20 kmh from the northwest. High tide was 8am and I started shortly after 9. Lots of salmon smolts and small sea run brook trout were lying just to the soft side of the the outgoing tide and I lost many of them with the #10 barbless hook. Also hooked and lost a nice fish that looked like a brook trout of about one pound when he spit the hook. As the tide dropped, one nice looking fish came charging from the tail of the tide into the shallows, probably chasing a small bait fish. Perhaps it was this brown that I hooked shortly after that in about the same place. Unweighted red #10 wooly peacock retrieved with long steady pulls out of the current.
Note the net marks behind the gill plate.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Heavy Water

rydersbrkmay 21-05
Originally uploaded by john.king.

After the rain comes this torrent of tannic water. Ryders Brook drains a very large area of peat bog near the headwaters and the water is always discoloured to some extent.

Calm Estuary

Ryders Brook May19-05
Ryders Brook May19-05,
originally uploaded by john.king.
Well, I was happy to have had a couple of quiet hours on the water Thursday before the heavy rain. The sea run brook trout have started to come in, a good sign. Only midges hatching here so far.

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