Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fishing Crane Creek

Sunday, my friend Jeff H. and I went down to Crane, Missouri to fish for trout in Crane Creek. Considered a Blue Ribbon or wild trout stream, since it's not been stocked in a hundred years or so, regulations are tight. It's mostly catch and release, with only one trout over 18 inches per person, per day. The trout in the creek are McCloud River Redband Rainbow Trout.

We caught what look to be three creek chub and a goggle-eye bass, between us. I've never fished for freshwater trout, before. Just saltwater speckled trout and sugar trout in my old stomping grounds around Ft. Myers, Florida.

Anyway, here's some pics. And yes, that's a zebra, randomly grazing in someone's yard on the way to the creek.

trail

Crane Creek

maybe a trout

random zebra in a yard on the way to the creek

regulations

Crane Creek

trees

maybe a trout

maybe a trout

goggle-eye or rock bass

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