Post by copperjohn on Nov 23, 2020 19:12:31 GMT -6
The temp at the catch and release parking lot was already 66 upon arrival with winds blowing 15-20 mph. Made the walk in with two other anglers from Oklahoma.
Started at the waterfall that I fished last week. What a difference a week makes. The fish have been in the stream 20 days now and their feeding menu is moving from junk food to a more natural diet. I was stubborn didn’t make the fly change too quickly. After making the move it was a pretty successful day. With 20 mph winds line control was critical. One error and your junk was 10’ in a tree which resulted in lots of knot tying practice.
Last week I had seen multiple yellow colored trout. I’ve never seen a yellow trout, ever. They’re so bright you can see them where ever they swim in the stream. I found one feeding in a narrow pool and worked-up a plan of attack. Once in the right position to get the correct drift he took the fly after multiple presentations. Research indicated that they are Banana or Palomino Trout. They are the result of genetic manipulation and have no melanin but they’re not true albinos. Managers use them for hold over survival rate studies on stocked trout.
Fish were caught on 1/124 brown marabou jigs, #16 Y2K's, #18 Egans Frenchies and #20 Trout Crack. The stream temps are still very warm. Reduce landing times as much as possible to avoid stress related mortality.
With 6.5 miles of fishable water from November to April I have a feeling I’ll be back.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2020 19:14:21 GMT -6 by copperjohn