Yesterday a group of us known as the 'Crew" got together for a New Years Day tradition of fishing a small stream. We have been doing this since 2011. Myself, Pete, Kirk, John, Mark, and this year we invited Rowan to joins us for the kick-off. In years past the weather has been tough, but this year it was angler friendly, and that was most appreciated.
We all walked in together and soon split up. The stream was full of water and I knew the fish would be about, all that was necessary was finding them and getting them to eat.
I found this nice run with a slight riffle. The fly was put into service and it was soon bumped.
Another beautiful brook trout. These fish were well fed and healthy, a tribute to the pristine habitat, and those who care for it.
We stopped for lunch. The menu was hot chicken soup, baked beans, hot dogs, venison jerky, donuts, cookies, coffee, soda, and water.
My last fish of the day...a very dark colored jewel...wild and strong.
The afternoon took us to the stream by the red barn, which was decked out in it's holiday finest. It was in that little stream that Kirk managed to hook one of the biggest brook trout to ever come from that stream. I will do a post on that achievement soon.