A Chanterelle Fishing Adventure

Last week my brother and his family were in town. It was great to see him and his family (the last time I saw them was under less than ideal circumstances).

The Fourth of July weekend was relaxing and I got a lot of yard work done. Come Wednesday though I was itching for a bit of fishing action. So, I decided to re-visit an area I had been to before.

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Devil's Hopyard State Park

The water was a bit low, which was a bit concerning. We got about four inches of rain in the month of June. I thought that was a pretty good amount - I guess not. A lot of the rivers are low. Hopefully things improve over the next month or two. I am skeptical though as July and August are the dry months around here (so I am told).

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Pickerelweed

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Whoa! Look at that beautiful Rainbow Trout. She had an equally large Brown Trout friend but I could not catch him

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What an epic looking stream. It was as warm as a bath tub and loaded with spunky Bass. I bet it is an epic segment in the early Spring...

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Fresh water mussels were everywhere!

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Cinnabar-red Chanterelles

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Ghost Plant

I also tried out a new app called Merlin Bird ID. It was really cool. I was able to have it listen to bird calls and identify them in real time. At the days high point on the river exploration, I heard a Red-shouldered hawk, American Crows, Veery, Gray Catbirds, and a Northern Cardinal. The symphony was superb.