In my world, few things are more exciting compared to the sight of open water in the brook trout lake after a long, cold winter. There is a great deal to take in: the odor of wet moss and cedar next to the lake; waves lapping musically against Labrador tea plants. Ice-out can be a magical some time to a time of great promise. Some of the largest fish of year are caught in the about a week after ice leaves ponds, lakes, and reservoirs. Giant spring brookies are what winter dreams are made from.
Brook trout are not true folks the trout genus, but are part of the charr family, which include lake trout, bull trout, blue-backed trout, Dolly Varden and arctic charr. Brookies are widely distributed throughout North America and are generally located in clean, cold, well-oxygenated rivers and streams.
We fished about a mile with the river, enjoying a selection of weather, and caught big fish every single day. Here is a beautiful fish and happy angler, shown inside a favorite pool around the Little Minipi River. We lost as many fish even as we landed, had many more rises and strikes, and were into heavy fish constantly. We also caught some ‘small’ trout ‘ 2 and 3 pounds!
We fished hard day one, and by days end i was empty handed. I only saw one fish that I wound up stumbling onto. I was walking thought the thick swamp and my foot fell in the moose hole. As I was falling I saw a fish spook out from the corner of attention. That was the only real single and solitary fish we got that day.
As their name implies, gill lice attach to a fish’s gills, which may traumatize gills and inhibit the fish’s ability to breathe. While most fish can easily tolerate a moderate infestation of gill lice, if they’re experiencing other stressors, for example drought and high water temperatures, fish kills and population impacts will occur.