Finally was able to trout fish again. Ankle is feeling much better and I wanted to test it out today. Fished one of my favorite Brook Trout streams which does hold a couple of 20+ browns. Water was super clear and the fish were very active. I started the day off by fishing with my dog around Cross Plains and caught two nice 17 inch brown trout.
Later in the afternoon I headed further West to my favorite stream. Fish were hammering Rapalas and Jigs, but they wouldn't touch the spinners. I also tried out my new Rapala Flat Rap and I absolutely love it! I have one in Rainbow Trout pattern and the browns loved it. They have a great action and run a bit shallower so you can fish fast shallow water efficiently. Fished from 5-7 and caught a bunch of fish. That cold water sure did make my ankle feel much better and it held up on the rocks! Ended with a 50/50 mix of browns and brooks.
Ran into a couple of other anglers at the a bridge upstream of me (first time I have ever seen anyone else here) and I spoke with them for awhile and they said they caught a couple.
Tomorrow I am thinking about taking the float tube out on Mendota for some Smallmouth Bass action!