For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, January 6, 2017
Little Streams, Little Brook Trout
As I sit here typing this post I glance out the window and see the snow falling, right now it's at a good clip and there is several inches on the ground. Seeing this I think back to those rough days of last August and the conditions that our streams were in. The trout in these streams were reduced to living in mini-pools with barely a trickle between them. I know this snow will help and the rains of the last weeks have also helped.
One of the streams that took a hit last summer is this one. I visited it the other day and found a tumbling crashing flow of water that seemed to be singing as it moved over the rocks and fallen trees. Areas that were void of water were now covered...such a beautiful sight.
Now that the stream has water the next question was how did the fish do under the adverse conditions that summer laid on them. The question was answered very quickly. The little wet fly drifted and as soon as it straightened out I saw that swirl and a brook trout took it.
This is a brook trout from this stream, while not a giant, none the less a colossal achievement to the tenacity of this Connecticut native.
In my time on this stream so many of his brethren were observed. I was so happy to see this, another cycle of brook trout comes through.