For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, August 18, 2018
I started fishing this stream around the turn of the century,that is 2001. In it's upper reaches what I call the forth bridge area. In this very quiet section was a small foot bridge and the stream flowed gently under it. A small pool was created by the bend in the streams natural flow. Wedged in the roots of a tree was a slate sign and on that sign was a printed quote, "Moe's Pool"...at first I never gave it much thought as to who Moe was although I figured it may have been a dog that someone walked frequently in the area. Two plus two and it came to me that this was a favorite spot for Moe to wade in the stream and cool off during his walk. Since that first time visiting Moe's Pool I have never missed the chance to fish it.
Moe's Pool as it is today. Being truthful it looked the same way back 15 plus years ago. Gentle flow in, a brief pool and again a gentle flow out. Now I will tell folks that I have never failed to connect with a brookie in this pool, not that I always caught a brookie but rather a brookie hit what I at the time offered. The brookies I have taken here have ran the color board from light to very dark. Most of the time they would strike at the place where the stream made it's turn. The sign is cracked and missing a piece. I'm thinking of making a new one and nailing it to the tree by the bridge. Moe thanks for the pool.