Alarm went off this morning at 4:45 am............... Wake up and all I can hear is pouring rain and Thunder. It has been awhile since I last trout fished and landed a MONSTER RAINBOW (Which I know I still have to post the photo). The heat has been killing me and I wanted to fish so terribly bad. So I said screw it, I am committed now packed up and headed west.
It was raining so hard I had to pull over twice on hwy 14 near Mazo and at one point there was about 2 feet of water completely covering the road. I stopped at two streams I normally fish (small, rocky and clear)which normally produces some monster browns starting in August-September. I was shocked to see them totally blown out, I have never seen these streams even slightly murky before even after a big rain.
Heading North about 15 minutes and found clear water which still has a small stain. Had to sit in the truck until about 7:10 for the storms to stop. And once they did the fishing blew up!
I stopped counting fish after 30 and 90% of them were decent fish 13+ inches. I even got the slam catching a Brown, Brook and Rainbow on back-to-back-to-back casts which was a first for me. Fish were found in fast water actively feeding on pretty much anything, but they really liked floating rapala's today.
Caught two really nice browns that I will have to measure the mark on the rod this afternoon. I would guess they both are between 17-20 inches.
Brook Trout are really starting to show fall spawning colors and the rainbow was one of the most acrobatic fish I have ever seen.