Breakfast for Lunch?

by Ryley Batewell February 17, 2014 0 Comments

What do trout like to eat in the cold months? Other than tiny little midges.. In the stream that I fish, they like breakfast for each meal of the day. Eggs and Stoneflies (Bacon).

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After church in the morning, we took off from home and ended up at the river around 1:00. We were surprised to see more people on the river than there usually is, despite that fact there was still a lot of open river to fish. We pulled off into one of our honey holes that we like to fish. I slapped a 5X leader onto the end of my line and added some more 5X tippet. I tied on my go-to Stonefly pattern, then off the end of that I tied on some 6X tippet and a size 20 pink egg.

Fish were somewhat scarce and hard to come by compared to a regular day on the river, but we still caught a decent amount. I ended up catching around 13, 6 of the fish took the stone and 7 took the egg. All fish were between 9-13 inches, except for one the I lost down deep in a pool (where I caught the 20 inch fish just 2 weeks before). I never did see the fish, but he felt a bit larger than 13 inches. Overall we had a good day on the river.

 

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Temps were in the 50’s, and the weather was great, considering the previous week of bone chilling temps and the 10 inches or so of snow that the area received.

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We also made a trip to my favorite burger place, called The Farm Burger. The definitely make the best burgers that I have ever had. As you can see here, I also like breakfast for each meal of the day. A burger with fried egg and bacon.

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Tight Lines!

-Ryley Batewell








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