The summer that wasn't, what do you do/? Go brookie fishing In July!!
Tha Main Saugeen is at a all time low for July, water temps Saturday... 64.3!! Nice!!
Had a client out for a First cast course, Greg did very well, picked up casting like he'd been doing it for years. Okay, that was a stretch.. but he did do very well. We packed up after our Burgers(I hate burgers, have them pretty much everyday now) and off to the upper Saugeen. Just as we pulled up... the clouds let go.. we sat for 20 minutes in a massive rain storm. After it let up, we geared up and jumped in the river for some bug sampling, always like clients to see what is in the rivers. It always surprises people just how much food is available to the trout. Anyway, after a few quick pointers on mending and water reading, we fish a small pool just minutes from the access point.
Didn't take long before Greg was into a fish.. albeit a small chubb. So after about 20 more, we moved to the next pool for some nymphing demo's, Greg caught on quickly, just a few cast and he had his first Brookie on a nymph.. then lost it... but he had one on!!!
Off to the next pool, this one always holds 6 or more Brookies willing to take a dry. Tied on a Yellow Humpy and he was into his first Brook trout on a dry.. another cast or two, and another was willing. Nice fish, released to fight another day.
All in all, we had a good couple of hours on the river.
Greg, if you read this keep at it.
Was on the Saugeen with the drift boat 4 out of 5 days last week. The water temp has fallen again to below 67. Great fun trying to get fish to take anything that isn't crawling right in front of them. We've managed a few good smallies,and a decent Musky! The Musky was great, Steve and his wife Elsbeth (God I hope I got that right)
Booked me for two days. The First day was slow, we did manage a few Bass to come to poppers.. I think they might have even taken one or two, but fishing was slow. These two are great casters, on the money every time!! Here is a shot of Elsbeth with the biggest Bass of the trip.
With any luck this week will prove to be better.