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We were staying in the mountains last weekend and while the gang was playing cards I decided to try my luck at a local stream that I had never fished before. It is very small and I had doubts of finding anything. After an hour or so of scrambling I found some very small pools. I couldn't believe anything could survive in such a small and shallow area but thought it was worth a try. I didn't find anything for a while then I came across a couple of larger pools about 5' or so wide maybe 6 to 12" deep. They each held a fish! I ended up catching 2 brook and 1 brown. Here is where I caught them:
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Here is one of the brook (sorry phone didn't focus properly):
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And here is the brown:
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I had gotten skunked wading in the New near Todd for an hour or so the previous day so this made my weekend. My first wild trout including a brown. Not very big but sure rewarding to catch. These were caught using UL spinning gear on a joe's flies spinner/fly.
 

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Those are perfect size for a stream like that. I love small water trout fishing. I also got skunked as far as trout go in Todd last weekend at the island park. Saw some big browns there though
 

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Nice creek. I've fished ones much smaller than that one that held fish. Good job.

Swampin'-I'm gonna make a run up to the island in about a month. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Nice creek. I've fished ones much smaller than that one that held fish. Good job.

Swampin'-I'm gonna make a run up to the island in about a month. I'll let you know how it goes.
It's a delayed harvest stretch of river and the first time I went there was before the season opened and it was absolutely loaded. we caught bows, browns and brooks. It just felt fished out last weekend
 
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