Jeanette and I took a few days to enjoy some quiet time on Cape Cod. There are no crowds at this time and the weather was nice. We're not swimmers so it did not matter what the water temps were. We walked a long stretch of beach, and saw but a handful of people. It's at times like that you are able to think with a clear mind.
We also spent some time walking, and fishing a wonderful stream that has a special place in our hearts. "Red Brook". This stream is a place where searun brook trout live. These remarkable fish exist in but a precious few streams as they did when the Pilgrims first landed. It is to the hard work and resources of many dedicated people that they are doing well, and are protected in this environment.
While the fishing was spectacular, the catching was tough. There were hits, a few hookups, but only one came to hand. My belief was they were quite far upstream, spawning. While I fish from the banks, the stream is quite thick with brush upstream, making it difficult to access.
While returning home we stopped at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Foxboro. Fellow blogger Bruce Weaver, his blog is "Outfitted For Life". He is an associate in the fly shop there. We stopped for a spell and chatted. His fellow associate, who's name I can't recall, was a member of TU who's chapter is responsible for the Red Brook restoration. He told us a story of a brook trout. Some of these trout are fitted with tags that can be followed by satellite. This one trout was tracked in the Cape Cod Canal, not once but twice. This is quite remarkable because that is quite far from the little stream, and full of predators such as bluefish and stripers.
Those that live close enough to this area should visit this little stream, and witness these special brook trout.
One of Red Brooks precious residents.