Good morning folks, hope your enjoying your cup of morning "joe" as much as I am, I have Green Mountain Nantucket Blend and it's doing its job nicely. Here we are on the brink of July and still looking for some substantial rain to help put some flows into the streams. I have been fishing the Farmington as well as a few ponds to keep my casting arm in shape, but the urge to visit a small stream was to strong and I paid a visit to one yesterday. I was going to fish a stream in Massachusetts and from previous visits there I thought it would be holding water. My arrive time was around 6am and when I stepped out of the Honda I was very surprised at how cool the air felt. I had on a long sleeve shirt, but truthfully could have used a fleece jacket.
I got my sling pack and rod and headed to the stream. One of my first sights was the beauty of the laurel, it was still in bloom. Walking further I felt the pine needles underfoot, I said to myself "this is how man should feel when walking". The sound of water could be heard, and it was not faint.
The stream was visible now and looked to be in fine shape. I was going to wet wade today and stepped into the water to give it the "toe test", cold indeed.
I dropped my thermometer into the stream and it confirmed my toes reading...cold..the temp was 58 degrees. Wet wading would be kept to a minimum.
I fished the stream and found many willing brook trout. I was very excited about hooking a few, now if I could only bring one to hand. The fish were very lively and I fished a long time before I brought one to camera range. These fish were small 3-4 inches. I don't know if that's an issue with what they have for food, or a good crop of young fish. Hey brook trout fishing on a small stream is what I went for and so I was going to enjoy it.
I came upon several spots as this. Deep pools with a fast run of water flowing in. It's places like this that usually give up some bigger fish, and this one lived up to just that.
The fly twisted in the currents and the trout struck. I was soon putting my hand in the water and lifting this jewel up. Yes Alan there are bigger fish in this stream. A quick photo and a thank you and back she went. Well now my small stream fix is complete and thoughts are of ?????