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Spent a few hours in a flow this evening after not being in the water for several days due to rainfall.....

Starting nymphing to no avail (besides a chub) so I tied on a streamer. Landed a few small river chubs and a bluehead before ever seeing a trout.

First trout: hit the fly right as I was lifting it out of the water to recast: no fish.

Second trout: hit the fly when it was in the water on my back cast in a tight area: no fish.

Third trout "was a charm": landed a brookie,

On my hike out I walked across a bridge and seen a massive beaver to whom I think I've "met" before. Got a couple pics and proceeded. Got into my truck and had driven a few hundred yards when I seen something that appeared to be a small black bear....it was another huge beaver crossing the road back to the flow dragging with him an entire corn stalk from the field he'd just left.

I had seen several stalks floating in the river and I'm guessing these critters were the culprits.

Productivity was at the minimum today but it was great to get out again....

Good fishing!












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Just looked at that brookie again and noticed the "raw" red tissue/flesh behind it's gill.....anyone have any insight into that? Seemed to be healthy and swam off nicely but I didn't notice that until looking at the picture a second time. Initially I was thinking I could've done that but I don't know how. The hook was in the opposite side of the fish's mouth. Oh well...just curious.
 

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I found a beaver at White Oak Creek near Jordan. Didn't know it was around until... SLAP, about jumped out of my skin.
It's happened to me several times wading and also while in the yak....when it's unexpected it's not so fun...lol


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There's a trapper in my office building that eats beaver backstraps. He swears they're delicious, but I haven't attempted it yet. As many of them as there are around now you wouldn't have any trouble filling the freezer.
 

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Looks like it's just takin a breathe causing the gills to expand outwards uncovering the raw looking tissue. Good trip. Shoulda tagged along lol.


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Looks like it's just takin a breathe causing the gills to expand outwards uncovering the raw looking tissue. Good trip. Shoulda tagged along lol.


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Yes you should've. That fish looks to be missing a portion of it's gill flap to me......
 
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