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Another obscure little Cutthroat stream

By Troutnut on July 23rd, 2017
Following Saturday's success chasing my first Westslope Cutthroat, my goal for Sunday was to find some closer to home. Once again ignoring the regional fishing guidebooks and chasing after half a sentence from an old technical report and some promising squiggles on Google Maps, we found another nice stream tumbling down out of the mountains. Again, there were willing trout in every pool.

My Google Maps sleuthing was a bit off, though. I chose my location based on the presence of some longer, slower, larger pools than were visible in most of the creek. Those turned out to be nearly empty, save for a few fingerlings. The best fish were in the more frequent plunge pools formed by the stream's abundant boulders. Interesting lesson learned.

Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #200 and Mystery Creek #199 in Washington

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MartinlfAugust 1st, 2017, 3:06 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2740
How beautiful. Gorgeous little gems.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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