June 8 & 9, 2013
Yesterday we fished a new river in Slovenia named the Nadiža. A stunningly beautiful river but very few fish. I caught more soufie than trout. However the two rainbows I caught were big and both absolutely smoked me on my 4-weight Ross Rx.
Today was my last day so I went back to the small river, the Reka Baču. I went there specifically to catch marble trout one more time. From my experience here earlier in the trip the fish are small but no less than gorgeous. I also had one that I botched earlier this week that I wanted to try for again. Sure enough he was there and today I got him. To my surprise he was a 15” grayling. I was positioning him for a few photos on the gravel bar and he got away. The only shot I got was this one, a shame as he was spectacular.
And yes, I caught a few more small marble trout and brown trout marble trout hybrids – they are so cool!
My license ran out today and even though I have a few hours in the morning before the journey home I’m calling it. My last day on the Reka Baču was just the way I wanted to end it. Later this week I’ll sum up the trip and show more pics.