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Posted by Erik on September 01, 1998 at 15:59:14:
I finally made it to Jones Creek this past Sunday, and
was very impressed, both with the fishing and the condition
of the stream. I was only able to fish for a little while
(2 1/2 hours), but during that time I was able to land
six or seven of the most beautiful browns I have ever seen.
The rich glow of the golden background and the intensity and
number of red spots on these fish rivaled the appearance of
some of the wild brookies I have caught (something I never
thought I would say about a brown trout). The fish only
ranged from five to nine inches, a fact they didn't seem to
realize since they fought quite well on a 5 wt. I can't wait
to catch some of these fish on the 3 wt. that I soon plan to
build. Man, I love those wild trout. I fished through part
of the obstacle course (TU habitat improvement structures)
and probably missed as many fish as I caught. You really have
to be quick with these guys. You also have to be careful, as
the water is low and clear, which makes those browns all the
more skittish. Once again black ants were the key...a fact
emphasized by the numbers of these terrestrials roaming the banks.
Solitude, feisty wild trout, and a small stream. What a day.
Thanks for turning me on to this place Greg.
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