|I caught this guy in the first 5 minutes, and my interest was peaked.|
I caught a slightly larger fish in this run that looked like a cut bow. It looked like a rainbow with the typical cutt throat marks under its mouth. I have no explanation for that fish. The marks were subtle, but they were there. It was raining, and I only had my phone as a camera, so i didn't get a picture. A few cast later, my rod doubled over, and I had a fish hooked that appeared to be around 14 inches. It jumped and spit my hook. I never felt like I had a good hook set. It was one of those "Do I have a fish on...yeah I do" hook sets.
I came back to that same hole later, with hopes of hooking that 14 incher again. Since the rain subsided, I snapped the pic of the hole, and hoped for a good fish picture to follow. I ran a couple of nymph combos through with no luck. I then tied on a streamer that consists of only lead eyes and gold and copper flash-a-bou. I got a couple of short strikes and saw the fish chasing it. I repositioned above the hole to let my streamer dangle in the current, and got an eat, and a hook up! The fish quickly wrapped me around a log and spit the hook again. Freakin' bandit.
I landed 5 or six in a couple of hours and missed more. All rainbows. I'm stoked to do more exploring and fishing next time I'm down here.
Georgia surprised me today