Saturday, June 6, 2009
DRAKES.........LOTS OF DRAKES
Last night,just at dusk and during a light rain we had Drakes. Thousands of drake spinners that the rain forced down into the water and created a feeding frenzy of brook and brown trout. My neighbor and friend Jerry from just upstream of LoBank and I leaned against my dock and watched in amazement as fish after fish rose to take the spent wing spinners that came to them. Swoosh.....swoosh.....swoosh Photo courtesy of Gates AuSable Lodge I moved upstram, not twenty yards up from my dock and floated a #14 against a log and BANG! a 12 inch brook attacked it. It was the nicest fish of the season so far. I netted it and reached for my camera. Guess what.....it was still hanging where I left it the night before. Lizzie was in the house and we hollered for her to bring the camera out but she said she didn't hear us. Now this is the same woman who can hear the flick of my lighter when I try to sneak a cigarette out in the garage. Likely story! I sure wish all my western friends who nymph in roaring fast water could have been here to experience the Drake hatch on the North Branch.