Sunday, April 10, 2016

A New Season

Yesterday was opening day of Connecticut's trout season. I had the pleasure of meeting Mark and fishing a small stream. Muffins and coffee in the parking lot and then a few hours of trying to coax a few wild trout to take a fly. The stream was flowing nicely, up a bit, but fishable. The weather was very nice considering it was not supposed to be.



My first fish of the day, a wild brown. He spit the fly but waited for me to take a photo.


Mark
Stalking wild trout. Bright sun, crystal clear water, and no leaf canopy...better be on your "A" game.


The afternoon brought some fish to the surface, always welcomed.


A most precious jewel, giving me a chance to take him on a dry fly.


A beautiful day indeed.


New England's Wild Char
Did I ever mention to you that I love these.



28 comments:

  1. A Perfect Opening Day Brk Trt!!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete it sure was...hope yours was the same.

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    1. Mark Kautz-Shoreman
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      Mark, yes indeed.

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  3. Alan, your minimal number of words only help to empathize your photographic skills.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard not many words is because I can't spell...

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa it's finally coming together.

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  5. Great pics Alan. Things are starting to green up.

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    1. thedeadfisher
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      John greening up in earnest. SPRING!!!!

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  6. I can't think of a better way to "open" the season. Thanks for your company!

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    1. Mark Whittman
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      Mark it was enjoyable.

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  7. Wonderful. Easy to see why you love the brook trout.
    Few things more fun when they're slamming dries.

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    1. Michael Agneta
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      Mike it's the most beautiful creature that swims.
      They are always hungry, and top feeding is not something they mind doing.

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  8. Happy new season. Beautiful as always.

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    1. Michael Curry
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      Mike thank you, I hope you had the chance to fish.

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  9. What a great time of year to fish for those beauties. Streams are running well after our recent rains and no foliage yet to catch a fly on to. Well done.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam it was a great day. Streams are peak, with the trout coming around.

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  10. At this point in my my fishing life, I'd MUCH rather catch little brookie's all day long than big browns. Gimme them blue halos.

    But sometimes size is everything. My 12 year old daughter has been fortunate to catch some big trout on the Missouri River in Montana. But I've never seen her happier about a fish than when I caught a little 4 inch brown out of a deep pool near our favorite campground in the Minnesota Driftless area. She oo-ed, aaah-ed, and fawned over it for as long as we dared hold it. The "purple eggs" on its sides were brilliant.

    Thanks for sharing these. It makes me feel good about the little ones that my skills are capable of catching. ;)

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    1. Fading Angler
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      Chris do you recall that first fish you caught. Well that feeling that came over you is the same feeling I get everytime I catch one of those wild jewels.
      Children know.

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  11. Alan
    I love it when the trout wait in the shallows for the angler to get one last shot, before it takes off. Nice image, thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill sometimes they offer you a better pic off the hook, but you have to be quick.

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    1. Ralph Long
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      Ralph he did a nice job of posing.

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  13. I can see why you love those fish. They're just as beautiful as the waters they reside. As always, great stuff, Alan!

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    1. Justin Carf
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      Justin they all go together.

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    1. penbayman
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      Mike he was cooperative.

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