Trout and Trail Cameras.

Sunday afternoon, we headed out to check our game cameras after a month of leaving them alone. Mostly, it was Trail Camera Images Starring Squirrel and Leaf (one camera had over 700 images. 690 of moving leaf), but we got some pretty good images.

And since we were out that way, it meant trying our hand at trout fishing again. Which also meant Matt getting one trout, losing one, and me getting none. However, I did find a hole in each wader. The bright side is that I found said holes long before the icy water of duck season would be a problem. Now I have even more reason to upgrade to chest waders. Plus, my line broke at the spool, so I spent 15 or 20 minutes in thigh deep water, trying to re-rig my ling with one hand. A lot of agricultural run off goes into this creek, so a lot of it is silting in. I got stuck with both legs in soft, knee deep, sucking mud. Matt’s trout was a nice one, though. I just don’t really enjoy fishing Black Earth Creek.

Looking west, downstream.

Looking west, downstream.

Matt's little rainbow.

Matt’s little rainbow.


3 thoughts on “Trout and Trail Cameras.

  1. Nice! Glad to see you are catching more trout than we are! The Kenai River just opened to trout fishing (where the giant trout reside), but it is such a cluster this time of year to even try.

    Also, is your game camera motion activated, or does it just take a series of pictures? There is a bear-shaped trail in our backyard we want to check out…

    • We have a mix of both types, though right now we only have the motion activated ones out. The brush is too high to even bother with the other ones. The WildGame Innovations ones were on sale for about $50, which isn’t awful, considering Moultries run waaay higher. More expensive trail cameras will let you select the size animal needed to trip the shutter, so you could set it for, say, bear sized objects only.

      And Black Earth Creek is supposedly one of the better trout streams in this part of the state. Obviously there are trout in there, but with all the farm land around, and runoff, it’s slowly silting in. We’re hoping to get up north where there are gravel-bed trout streams after some steelhead and brook trout eventually, but we have no idea when.

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