Meanwhile…..40 Minutes From the Beach
I had been in this area to mountain bike many times in the past, but I never gave much thought to such a small stream holding the very wild trout that started this sickness. I had fished similar sized creeks in Mexico and other areas. But while the fish were wild, sometimes native and always beautiful they were generally small (6 inches or less) due to the size of water and the fact that it all but dried up during the summer months. This was different. And to find them within a 40 minute drive from the beach was something truly special.
I borrowed Solis’ two-weight and tied up a handful of white and fluorescent green Wooly Buggers the night before. Rumor had it, that was all I would need as these fish were not picky. Here is what we were treated to:
Small creek – beautiful fish.
This fish taped at 14 inches. Look at the gut on her…
I’ve been testing the new William Joseph Exodus II and loving it. It is big enough to carry my camera, an extra lens and my lunch while also fitting a couple of fly boxes and the rest of my essentials in the front pockets. So far – its a keeper!
The wildflowers were also in full bloom and putting on quite a show near the banks of the creek.