Today was another observation day with some positive notes. First, at a spot I always check for "sight-fishing", I saw a group of trout, including a couple of large ones, were gathering up. I was positive some River-Trout were coming in. Next surprise was that I got a solid streamer bite while stripping and retrieving slowly.
Hit fly was again Doug's Home Invader.
Next I moved to what's called, "PHD Pool". Is it so-called because the spot requires "PhD in trout fishing"? That I don't know. I have known there always are trout gathering but ultra hard to approach and cast. Today, I saw a real dark back who wouldn't get spooked with my several unsuccessful drifts. Suddenly the shadow darted and I felt a tag!! I did my best so the fish wouldn't go through the culvert. Got him!! As I saw from the top, he was dark indeed!
Have I completed a super technical sight-fishing at the world famous spring creek and attained a "PhD in Fly-Fishing, majoring in Trout"?
Truth is............see where my "Royal Ray Charles" was.......... Also the reason he wouldn't move and that I could pull him out from the culvert was, I think, he was sick. He was infested by a couple of blood sucking leech....YUCK!! I got rid of them!! He will feel better!! In a way I helped him then!!
(Royal Ray Charles)
Then I have a good report for those of you who want to know more about bugs and hatches. I have observed Spring Baetis on the water. I actually have seen a few for the last couple of visits but today I saw more.
It was really fun. I will be back next week and see what will happen!