Well not all explorations can turn out great, I went to explore a nearby stream that I haven’t bothered with for years… the state of the stream was a little disappointing. Didymo has been here for several years now, some rivers have coped well, others have a cycle dependent on flood or heavy flush events. The stream I was on today is suffering from a mild winter it seems, with little to no significant rain fall through the winter, the stream bed in sections was blanketed in rock snot.
I started my exploration a couple of access points up from the confluence, the didymo seemed thick there, I spotted a couple of browns that seemed overly spooky. I didn’t go to far maybe a couple of kilometres when I came across another couple of anglers ahead in the next pool. I turned back for the truck to drop lower downstream and see the state of the stream lower down.
The didymo wasn’t as thick lower down but the number of fish I expected to find was certainly down, there were enough sightings to keep my interest to press one more pool… then one more and another. A small mayfly hatch mid arvo was nice, even if it was only a couple of 7 inch fish rising… it didn’t stop me from tying on a size 16 CDC pattern and catching them both tough 🙂 It was good to explore the stream, not likely to spend much time on it… maybe next season if it gets a good flush might be worth a walk???
Well this is the last blog post on this host site as the attached photo has filled the allotted upload space… I plan to shift my blog to the guiding site.
This picture is the fish fish on my new reel a Hatch 3-plus…