Wild 'Bout Brookies
Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:43 PM
Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:03 AM
Also congrats on snorkling in a brookie stream, I tried that last summer but found it too cold to submerge. Nothing like a trout stream to remind you that water is liquid ice.
Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:50 AM
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:54 AM
Awesome video, That really showed the color differences between the male and female, adult and juvenile brookies. I am surprised so many different size/age classes would school together.
The fish weren't voluntarily schooling together. The lack of rain forced all of these fish (75+ at my count) to congregate in a single, large pool for about 1 month. If you look closely, many are fairly thin. While it makes for a great shot, it was also sad to see. However, as soon as it rained and flows came up, the pool became abandoned and the run below was full of redds so it appears all is well! The balance of their sensitivity and resilience continues to amaze me.
Posted 16 November 2014 - 09:46 PM
Posted 17 November 2014 - 08:51 AM
Great video! Never thought wild Brookies would let people get so close to them. When I fly fish for them in north central pa you have to sneak along the bank in camo so they don't see you. I might try snorkeling up in that area in pa next May or June, whenever I take my fishing trip.
They're normally pretty flighty, you have to spend some time in the water with them and let them get comfortable with your presence first. It took a couple days of hiding before they really mellowed out and let me get close for some good shots. After a while they would school up around me and use me as cover. Haha.
Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:47 AM
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