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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beaver Ponds, Brooks...

and Brookies;
with a sprinkling of an occasional RainBow or Brown. Fishing small brooks with active beavers provides the rare opportunity "hat-trick" of all of the aforementioned trout...during one session on the same water. It is fast action, dry fly fishing; flicking dries at prospective spots or longer casts while fishing the beaver ponds.
A recent 30+, 2-1/2 hour session entailing a short-drive excursion out of Truckee to a still un-pressured brook re-enforced my fishing MoJo a bit after getting battered during the last couple of weeks by the other more well-known waters in the Truckee area.
Admittedly, you'll find no large trout, but they are numerous and  they're vibrantly colored, stream-bred little jewels. My "hog" was a 9" Brookie; most being in the 5"-8" range with a couple of dinks pushing 4". I used a #3-8'9" Sage SLT.
All were aggressive feeders and they unhesitatingly ambushed a well-presented fly. The productive flies were classic attractors; an Elk-Hair Caddis, a Royal Wullf and when-was-the-last-time-you-used a traditional Adams
 

 

4 comments:

  1. Hey Frank. I'm not sure why, but every time I find beaver pond (and lately it's been a rare occasion) there are always Brookies. Got to be something there.

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  2. Mark----I'm thinking that Brookies like the slower, deep water in the ponds and cover afforded by undercut banks you'll find in the running water between the ponds.

    Frank

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  3. Brooks don't NEED moving water to spawn in so maybe they are able to better cope with the pond setting the beavers setup.

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  4. Jesse---I didn't know that...thanks

    Frank

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