I had a dinner to go to so i wasn't going to be able to night fish so i decided that i should fish while i can and I ended up on the stream at about 3pm. It was sunny and pretty warm and the water was clear. I started out with streamers and moved a real nice rainbow, probably about the same size as the one i caught earlier in the week, and i also had a real nice brown chase after a small wooly bugger. The brown seemed very interested so i kept switching flies and casting back to where he was holding. I didn't see him again until i switched to a foam ant. I casted above where he came out after my wooly bugger and as it drifted the water boiled underneath the fly, unfortunately no take. I quickly tied on a grifiths gnat trailer and continued to cast to where i thought the fish was. The fish was holding in a patch of weeds near the far side of the creek under a bridge. I made a great cast all the way to the other wall of the bridge and as it drifted I was thinking that if that cast wasn't going to catch him, nothing would. It drifted past the hole and nothing. about 4 feet past where i thought the fish somehthing went for my ant, I set the hook and judging by the take I was a little disappointed since it wasn't the fish i was looking for. All of a sudden the fish shot upstream taking drag off my 6 wt. thats when i knew it was the big fish i saw earlier. I was pretty excited to have tricked him and after a nice fight i got him in the net. This is my biggest brown in wisconsin waters. The fish made a tiny splash at the fly almost like a 6inch trout would do, i guess it just shows that you can't tell the size of the fish from the bite.
|as big as the net!|
|he was a colorful one|
|starting to get that mean look|