Established January 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time With Dad

I had asked my dad if he wanted to go look for some brookies and ramps with me, and he agreed without any hesitation. We left Hinton around 11:00am and headed for Greenbrier County. After getting to where we wanted to start, we geared up, and headed down over the mountain. The sun was beating down and no doubt was going to make for some tough fishing. Dad and I began to leapfrog one another upstream in search of brookies. Dad caught the first one and shortly thereafter I proceeded to land one. While we had found a few brookies, we did not find any ramps. I told him that I thought a couple more weeks and they should be sproutin' up. After a while, we both decided we werent done fishing, but we were done with this particular stream, so drove over the mountain to a stream that has been a good one in the past. We began to leapfrog again and I picked up a couple of brookies. When we reached the waterfall we called it a day. At the end of the day we had definitely not put up any big numbers, nor had we found any ramps, but I thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with my ol' man.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Little Heavy Liftin'

My good friend and hurgan durgan trout chaser Grant and I left Preston Co. at about 10am. We were headed east for the neighboring state of Maryland, Garret Co. to be exact. We were on the hunt for some hungry Brown Trout. Armed to the teeth with 6 and 7 wt rods and monster streamers that resembled a Rapala we finally hit the water at around 11:30am. Grant was the first to hook up with a really nice brown. I was moving fish left and right, but I just couldnt connect. Finally after a lunch break, we hit a lower section of stream and I finally hooked up with a really pretty brown that had some awesome color and spots on its adipose fin. Grant finished the day with 5 brought to hand leaving me in the wake with a solid 1. All the fish were top notch quality brown trout that ranged from about 14'' to 18''.