Monday, March 27, 2017

Fishing McCutcheon Creek for Rainbow

Fishing McCutcheon Creek near our home in Spring Hill last week brought back memories of fishing some of the warm water streams in Mississippi years ago as a boy. Those early years found me using a cane pole and worms landing sunfish and catfish in a lot of the streams I fished there. Last week I was armed with my 3 weight Redington; ready to land a few stocker rainbows. I notice I was the only one using a fly rod. There were a lot of eager fishermen waiting with spinning rod and reels ready to “clean plow” fishing the small stream. The majority of the 150 trout that were stocked on that Friday were all caught and taken home for a meal by the fishermen at the end of the day.
The trout were release in 2 to 3 ft. depths
Nothing like seeing the thrill  on a child's face once they land a fish
Colton with his first rainbow on the fly rod---congrats Colton on a job well done!!
Colton help me land numbers of rainbow this size, all were release for other kids to enjoy
Colton with his Dad Wesley after they landed this huge rainbow using the spinning reel and a crappie nibblet as bait. Colton's dad told me he had never fished for trout before. We watched it swim away after a hero shot.
Ken, the Hatchery director told me when they arrived that he bought 10 of these big fish for the young kids to land. What made me really sick was seeing 4 of these big trout in metal nets dead caught by adults. A lot of metal nets were filled with trout before I left for lunch. The practice of catch and release was not in place on this day!!! 
McCutcheon Creek


Mel - Fly Tyin' Times said...

Thanks, Bill, for sharing this post. Great to see both Dad and grandson catching some fish. Passing along your support of catch and release fishing, even in this little piece of stocked water is admirable. May others enjoy your passion!

Bill Trussell said...

It was fun for the younger crowd while it lasted on Friday; hard to watch so many trout from the little stream. Thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

I love the look on your grandson's face, they do enjoy catching fish.
That last bow is huge.

Well done guys.

Howard Levett said...

Colton catching his first trout on a fly rod...priceless. Sounds like some adults need to learn a little about catch and release for the sake of the kids Bill. Thanks for sharing such a great experience.

Bill Trussell said...

I wish Bryson, my grandson had been there to enjoy landing some trout like Colton was doing.
Colton and his dad were close by when I started catching some of the trout, and I thought I would let Colton try to land a few on the fly rod---he enjoyed it!!! Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

The adults made short order of all the trout in one day---in fact none were thrown back for the kids to enjoy landing again. thanks for the comment

Walt Franklin said...

It's especially about the grandkids having a lot of fun, too. It's too bad that some of the adults didn't have the foresight to return those for other kids (and adults)to enjoy. Anyway, nice going there, Bill. And thanks for sharing!

Bill Trussell said...

I hope next year the message of catch and release will sink in more. thanks for the comment