We came, we saw, we caught some trout. That pretty much sums up the Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Association Spring Fishing Trip to Thornbury on April 29-May 1, 2016.
The usual SFBCA characters were present including; Chairman Ray, the Oshawa Assassins (Brian, Ben and Gabe), Flymaster Jurgen, David and Geoff. Spring trip rookies Martin and Steve (and his friend Joe) rounded out the group.
Weather was sunny and warm (12-14 C) Friday and Saturday, but rainy on Sunday. The water was crystal clear, but running a bit faster than normal. According to locals, there had been some pretty massive flooding a couple of weeks before with some roads being closed.
According to the other anglers we talked with, the consensus was that the Spring Steelhead run had been early this year, which meant there weren’t so many Chromers for the taking. Regardless, most us caught a Steelie, a Brown or, in the case of Martin and Geoff, a Bass.
Shout out to Ray for organizing the trip and cooking the grub. Thanks to our host Yogi at Penny’s for being so accommodating with the accommodations.