Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall is for Brookies














Got the family up early to make the drive to brookie lake. it's always nice when i can some of the family on the water let alone all of them. we geared up and made the long hike to the lake. when we arrived the weather was calm, sunny and didn't see anything threatening above us. shortly after arriving at the lake the weather quickly changed. all of a sudden the wind picked up a bit and on the horizon it looked like snow. neither the kids or i wore any sweatshirts or coats cause of the weather looked like when we parked. michelle was the only one smart enough to wear a coat. austin wanted to go back and get something warm so while i went back to the jeep with him, michelle and jasmine stayed back so michelle could fish. she hadn't even hooked anything in the short time we were fishing but when me and austin got back to the girls michelle said she had caught a nice one and it was confirmed by the pics that jasmine had took. another impressive brook trout for michelle, i was pretty damn excited. as we worked our way around the lake michelle didn't catch as many as i but she caught the bigger and the more vibrant fish. mine were smaller and for the most part less colored up. the weather had blown over for a short period but then came another little storm that spilt a little rain on us. the kids were ready to go back so michelle went with them and i decided to fish my way towards the trail back to the jeep. i guess michelle was having to much fun catching the fish so she gave the keys to the kids and decided to make some more casts. after i caught up to her at the end of the lake she was landing another good fish and after a few more pics it swam into the deep. we threw at them for a few more minutes and closed the day with a brookie/grayling double, the first grayling of the day. i wish michelle would've caught it since she never has but at least she got to see one since she never had. it was an enjoyable day with the family. i did try and teach the kids how to casts but it's gonna take some time for them to figure it out.

8 comments:

Richard said...

Gorgeous fish. Brookies are by far the most beautiful trouts!

Scott D said...

Awesome! Michelle has the nack for that lake. Won't be long until it's all snowed in up there :(

Jake Gillette said...

Impressive fish Mike! What a great way to spend the day with the family. Kudos to Michelle!

Bigerrfish said...

Dang and dank... bout all I can say here...

dmnaz1 said...

Fine looking brookies.

mike doughty said...

thank you much fellas. i don't mind being outfished by the wife

Dave Henry 2handedtrout.com said...

Good stuff mike. Love the browns. Wish we had them up here in Bc.

DerekO said...

Good looking fish, I love char!!!