Anyway, over the weekend I allowed myself some time to have a proper nosy at one of the streams to see what I could see. Here's a few photos..
|I believe the poetic term for this kind of casting situation would be 'intimate'..|
|Deep water below this minature weir looked enticing.|
|A slow, deep bend - good place to fish spot once hatches kick up a notch?|
|A minute bottleneck at the head of a much deeper pool - probably 10 inches across at most!|
|The stream deepens as it flows under a bridge..|
Findings? Yes, there's fish there, that's for sure. I saw one or two little dark shapes darting away from me as I walked. I'm sure a stealthy approach would reveal far more. I only saw fingerlings - not surprising in what is probably a nursery stream, but I'm sure there'll be some 6 inch levithians lurking in there somewhere!
I'd prefer to keep the location a secret - too much disturbance could affect the delicate balance in such a small ecosystem. That said, I'm sure any locals of the area would be able to place it in a heartbeat. I don't plan to fish it (I doubt I'd get permission even if I wanted to) - it's just cool to know of another place where old spotty chops is thriving!