My first attempt at a fishing "short".

Friday, October 16, 2015

Great Weather and Redds

     It's that time of year again, when the out-of-towners are out of town until the ski resorts are in full swing, and the locals have a little (not a lot) more breathing room.  The brown trout are getting aggressive as they prepare for courtship.  

     This is just a friendly reminder to watch out for the redds, or "spawning beds", of our most favorite salmonid.  This video, credited to Ben Lupton, shows a brown trout "cutting" a redd.  While this one is obvious to see, some of them are not, especially in our local streams and rivers.  Be careful where you walk, and try to leave actively spawning fish alone, as they are simply trying to stock the river with more brownies.  Perhaps attach a waterproof camera to a pole and get some underwater video... I'd rather see that than a grip-n-grin after dragging an egg rig over their backs 30 times.  Most of all, get out and enjoy the sights, sounds, and feel of the beautiful weather! 

Check out the rest of Ben's videos on YouTube..... Good stuff!

Sharp Hooks,