In this P.S. to a recent post called Delaware River Dreaming, I recall the difficult angling conditions on the river and the singular fish that came from its banks the weekend I was there.
Fishing with George Hrycun, I was fortunate to be on hand when George’s brown, a fine wild specimen like many that dwell in the West Branch Delaware, came to net. It had been chasing alewives that had swept over the dam at the Cannonsville Reservoir. Caught on a long white streamer near the bank, the trout was quickly released.