This trout’s throat latch was cut immediately to bleed it out, gutted and rinsed thoroughly. Notice how pink and clear the flesh is. The flesh of a fish that hasn’t been bled will be considerably darker. This keeps the trout fresh for much longer and considerably improves taste.
Today was pretty cold – about 0°, but the fishing was decent. Caught this one on a Mepp’s spinner, silver, size 2. Casting into the deep pool just beyond the bridge where the boulders are, the trout hit on the first cast, medium retrieve.