Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tenkara Fishing - 2016 Season

Shenandoah National Park

 The Big Meadow

The Rapidan River brookie

Camping and fishing in Shenandoah National Park was the highlight of this season.

The Croton Watershed

 My wife caught this big one in one of the pools. She got some more of similar sizes.

Fishing was productive this summer until the end of August when the water temperature of the West Branch was unusually warm.  I caught this rainbow in the East Branch.

The Catskills

We went to the Catskills on Labor Day weekend. In Hale Eddy of the West Branch Delaware, we both hooked large ones of West Branch standard at the same spot of the rapid, but both tippets were broken in a moment. .

I bought 4X tippet the next morning at The Fly Shop in Roscoe, but I got no chance to go back to Hale Eddy.

The Farmington River in Connecticut

  She caught a brookie in the Upper Farmington River.
 I have tried several times, but I haven't caught one.

She caught a beautiful brownie with a hooked jaw in the Beaver Pool.

 The Church Pool

Monday, June 20, 2016

Shenandoah National Park - Tenkara Fishing, June 12 - 15, 2016

                                                             Mountain laurel blooms beautifully.

My wife and I camped for three days in the Big Meadows, and fished brookies in the Rapidan and Conway Rivers.

                                 Driving to the Rivers, we passed by tranquil Virginian farm land.

There were rough mountain roads we had to drive through to reach the Rivers. My car could barely make the trips.

The middle and lower section of both rivers in the mountains are typical big-boulder streams.

Though the driving was tough, we were nicely rewarded.