Sadly, I don’t get to fish with my Rx Fly Fishing brethren nearly as much as I’d like. Though at one point we were closer geographically, we’ve spread out a bit (though we still all live in Wisconsin). However, Greg was kind enough to make the trip down to Grant Co. this past weekend while I was visiting my in-laws and we hit the Little Grant River.
The Little Grant is a tributary to the Grant River mentioned in the previous field report. I’ve fished the Little Grant a number of times, and it’s garnered sort of a special spot in my heart. Current regulations have this river as catch-and-release – artificial lures only. So, as a C&R fisherman, it’s nearly perfect. I still haven’t seen large fish that I might expect from a C&R stream, but the numbers have been great the last two years.
From nearly the very beginning of our trip, we had to contend with heavy, steady rain. The fish didn’t seem to care, though, as Greg caught his first couple of trout within about 5 minutes. The fish were especially cooperative for me as I caught a brown on each of my first two casts.
All told, we both probably caught double-digit fish before the steady rains had found enough weaknesses in our aging rain gear to chase us away. Though the trip wasn’t long, it was certainly successful. And, it was nice just to fish with Greg!