A very spooky start to a colorful 2 and a half hours on the water this morning. About 38 degrees at the put in, but still as still can be. I started out with Art’s 88 and within 15 minutes spells of feisty takes began, most of them on a slow drift and pause. For the Halloween metaphor…well, my candy bag overflowith. So fun.
I finally pulled the trigger on a sink tip line after finding a deal at the Freeport, Maine L.L.Bean. What a difference it made casting and stripping to big trout chomping around the water this afternoon. Got my ghost down just where it needed to ride. These fish where all caught in less than 5 feet of water, but they liked the quick sink and retrieve. Besides the line, I suppose a little credit for today’s trout-topia might go to the NHF&G fall stocking program….