|Kurt G working a streamer back|
Having said that, I have been guiding quite a bit and been on the water a few times myself. Now is the time to hunt big browns. Last Sunday I had a client hook up with 6 browns over 20". These are wild fish and they put on one hell of a show! Unfortunately every one of those fish either came unbuttoned or broke off. However, my client had the best day of trout fishing he has ever had in Vermont and is considering another trip before the end of the season. Without naming names, he is a local and one hell of a great fisherman!
|Nice brookie Kurt!|
I got out last night. I went to a spot I had my client over the weekend. I was working a visible fish when all of a sudden my line went tight and headed upstream. Next thing I know the line was flying downstream rapidly. Oh look, there's my backing... A dash downstream got me to the fish which got off before I could land it. I did get a good look and I would estimate it around 18" or so. Nice wild brown.
|Steve with the OP (Kurt Budliger photo)|
I landed the fish down in some slack water. My net was barely big enough (and I have a big net!). I put him against the ruler on my rod- 23". Gorgeous fish. Long jawed butter brown! Gotta love that. One of my students at school has been requesting that I name the next fish I catch Steve. Well, meet Steve the wild, long-jaw, Vermont brown trout!
A second fish, a hen, pulled the same stunts as the last two fish and she rounded out the day. The picture is a bit blurry (my camera went into the drink) but it was a gorgeous fish of about 20". Her red spots were so vibrant I would have sworn she had batteries for them.
|Gorgeous fish- Kurt has better pics that will appear later!|
The end of the open season is looming but I have a couple of days available if anyone is interested. Shoot me an email and let me know. After that I have plans for some other fish, including a couple I have never caught before but have wanted to for a long time... more details on that later!
|Its a little blurry, but I love this photo of Kurt!|