View Full Version : Small Stream Rising Rainbows

04-25-2010, 10:11 PM
Upon departing the house this morning I had every intention of chasing bigger fish on a local river. As I approached my destination I happened to pass a small tributary that I have driven by countless times...and then a question popped into my head "I wonder if the stream is a nursery for the river?" So I slammed on the brakes and cut into the parking area. Needless to say, I never made it to the river.

The stream isn't anything too special to look at and it skirts a busy state highway but it does hold a healthy population of wild rainbows. Many fish were brought to hand, ranging from little 3-4 inchers up to a 12 inch fish or two that are more than ready for the river. Please excuse my Blackberry pictures, I still haven't gotten around to picking up a new camera.


04-26-2010, 03:51 AM
Where is that stream located (exact location not neccessary) it is very pretty, you can pm me if you like. New and different waters are always fun, seems you had a good time :thumbup:

04-26-2010, 09:41 AM

Very nice. The water looks very fishy and rainbow is pretty!
What is the structure made of stones in the second picture from the last? Looks old.

04-26-2010, 12:40 PM
What is the structure made of stones in the second picture from the last? Looks old.

Yeah, I always wonder what once sat on the foundations I often stumble across when fishing. I assume since most are near or even on streams they are the remnants of mills. This one isn't near a natural structure creating a fall and there was no evidence of an old dam so who knows what this might have been. I just find them interesting.

04-26-2010, 02:29 PM
Very nice find. I wish I could find water like that within a hundred miles of where I live. Also, if you hadn't mentioned anything about the pics being from a phone, I probably wouldn't have noticed--they're still nice pictures.

04-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Sweet, glad you made that stop.

Apache Trout
04-26-2010, 06:31 PM
That rainbow is beautiful.
Good stuff.

04-29-2010, 10:11 AM
Great to see you posting here Phong. Nice stream you found, as well!