I got out fishing for some small water brook trout in the green mountains for a couple of hours. A few years ago, I was fishing this brook and catching very nice fish for the size of the water. Unfortunately, some people caught on to its quality and pounded it for a few days mid summer. The last two years I didn’t have much luck with size but the numbers have always good.
Due to time constraints, we fished faster than I’d like and just a short stretch but we managed to catch close to 50 trout. The biggest was only 9″ but that is an increase from last summer. Check out the GoPro video on our YouTube Page.
The trick to fishing these small waters is not to overlook any spots that might potentially hold a fish. Most people I know like to fish bigger pools as they tend to be easy to fish and hold the largest specimens. In general, these small brooks have the potential to hold a fish in every hole that offers some protection and especially if the water is deeper. I will drop my bait in just about every spot possible. Brook trout feed aggressively, especially in these small streams, so most times if there is a fish near the bite will be quick.
We fished worms for the entire trip. I like using spinners but treble hooks don’t always work well with their small mouths. I never seem to remember my fly rod either… Maybe next time!
Here’s a few pics from the trip.
At the upper end of the stretch we fished there is a nice bedrock slide. It’s a bit steeper and longer than it looks in this picture. Not to mention slippery!
I even got to end the day with a few bass!