Trout season is now well upon us - a quick visit to the Don after work with some tricky fishing put me into 2 trout today.
I fished an area I had not fished before, nearer the middle of town than previously. I had scoped it out a couple of days ago, when the pictures below were taken - lovely and warm, and not too breezy. That was not the case today however! A strong gusty wind was blowing downriver, making upstream casting very difficult.
I had on my usual set up of a copper john beneath a klinkhammer, and after a few missed takes I was surprised when a reasonable sized trout (for the Don!) shot up and took the Klinkhammer. That certainly woke me up, as did the next minute or two of good fight in a strong current.
After that, I had a smaller trout on the copper john, before heading home before the rush hour traffic got too bad.
Don't know the fisherman in the pictures below - he seemed to be having a nice afternoon!