Thoughts and pictures of my wanderings through the Allegheny Mountains hunting grouse and woodcock with my Ryman-type English Setters during the fall and winter months, fishing for smallmouth bass in local streams and rivers during the summer months and wandering over my 66 acres of heaven year round.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A Morning Fish with Caleb
Hiked in to the Enchanted Pool section of the creek Sunday morning with Caleb. We stopped and tried the Deep Pool section on the way up the creek.
A few small Rock Bass were all that we could coax into biting so we moved upstream.
The Enchanted Pool, as beautiful as ever, was slow to give up any of it's treasures.
I finally was able to hook this 14 incher which turned out to be the best fish of the day.
A Longeared Sunfish proved that it could get a 4 inch plastic worm and 2/0 hook into it's mouth.
Caleb with a small but feisty Smallie in the Long Stretch Pool.
The Long Stretch gave us the most action today.
A nice healthy Smallmouth. Fish like this make the long walk worth it.
This little fella was fishing on the other side of the creek.
The Cardinal flowers were in bloom giving the creekbank a splash of color.
On the way back downstream this strange fungi caught our attention so I paused for a pic. So our morning ended with no lunkers caught but never the less an enjoyable morning shared with Caleb. Hopefully we'll be able to get out for another adventure before the summer ends