I just returned to TX from my native CO. I go back once a year to see family and take care of a piece of property I own. I also go to a couple of my favorite trout spots. This year the fishing was great. Here is a view of the back yard of the property I own:
When I go back home trout fishing I always begin on my favorite stream. It isn't real big but it holds a lot of good brook trout.
This was the first brookie of the year:
My mother always likes a mess of brookies for the frying pan so I kept these for her. They run from about 6 inches to 11 inches.
After I catch a bunch of brookies from the creek I always head to a nearby lake that is always good to me. This lake has brookies, browns, rainbows, cutthroats and lakers in it and it is a consistent producer of good fish.
I believe this is one of the prettiest rainbows I have ever taken. It was about 17 inches long and probably weighed right around 2 lbs. This fish was released to fight another day.
I got quite a few browns running from about 10 inches long and up. The browns in the lake are good looking fish.
The good thing about this lake is that every once in a while it decides to kick out a really good fish. This brown was a little over 24 inches long and I'm guessing it was a little over 6 lbs. This fish broke my ultra-light rod and it was released after being photographed.
I kept a rough count. I took about 35 brookies, 16 browns, 6 rainbows and 2 cutthroats (for some reason I didn't get photos of the cutts) and with the exception of the brookies in the photo all fish were released. All the fish were taken on 00 silver MEPPS spinners or kastmasters in silver and gold. It was good to get back home.