Re: Jones Creek

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Posted by GregC on September 01, 1998 at 20:09:12:

In Reply to: Jones Creek posted by Erik on September 01, 1998 at 15:59:14:

You're welcome Erik. The little wild browns are
beautiful this time of year.


> 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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