Had fun creating a new video for Hawkins Outfitters. Had the chance to video a trout jumping straight out of the water for a damsel. While the footage is not perfect, I would highly recommend increasing the screen size for the first 10 seconds to see the flying damsel almost get eaten. Enjoy.
Why do they wiggle, why do the squirm, why can’t they just sit still for a quick pic. It happens more than I want to admit, the jumping out of the hands brown trout during the photo session. A way that I protect the trout, is to have the net underneath the trout during the photo session. As you can notice here the trout is flying and it was saved by the net waiting underneath. We all want photo’s of the nice ones we catch, now we need to protect them when we do bring out the camera. Use this little net trick if your stuck in the boat taking photo’s.
With the official start of lamprey season (chestnut lamprey), the biggest match the hatch we have here in Michigan for our streamer program. Not that there is really a season for lamprey, but I just happened to notice they the crawled out of the mud this week. Some people have told me trout don’t eat lamprey. Okay. If they don’t eat them, I’m fine with that, but they sure don’t like them. Pictured below is a trout we caught this weekend on an imitation lamprey streamer pattern. This trout had 11 different lamprey attached to him and out of anger destroyed my simple fur and feather pattern.
Picture of the Day – Hoydenpyle Trout
One thing about fishing the Hoydenpyle is that you need to come to that section with a full cup of belief and a whole bunch of desire. Stripping streamers on a bright sunny blue bird day will test all that desire in this section. Trout below came in the bottom of the 9th with two outs.
POD was actually taken Monday with a last minute cancellation, I personally had a chance to venture out and throw some fur and feathers around. Great to throw overhead again, and get back into the game. With my spring steelhead season officially over for the year, time to focus on other species, hatches, and inland lake mysteries.