Sunday, June 18, 2017
Sight Fishing for Brown Trout in 2 feet of Water in Manitoba
Larry and I spent a Sunday afternoon stalking brown trout in the Parkland Region of Manitoba at Patterson Lake. The browns were chasing forage fish well in behind the tules. We had to work the big 1756 G3 into position with lots of pushing and grunting but once set up, we saw several aggressive browns busting minnows. We set our indicators at 10 inches and then the fun began. Casting three or four feet in front of a feeding brown worked great. One twitch, let the bruised leech or ice minnow settle, usually got the attention of the cruising browns. It was one awesome afternoon! We used stout tippet because we were fighting these fish in very tight quarters. Who knew that browns would hit a fly only 10 inches below a strike indicator.