Yesterday was the opening day of the inland fishing season. And although Connecticut has a year round trout fishery in their Trout Management Areas the general season is still the third Saturday in April.
I met up with Kirk at a small wild trout stream at about 7 AM. The weather was cloudy and a bit muggy, good for fishing. As we arrived stream side the water was awesome, and although it was a bit low the flow was very good and the water temps read 56 degrees. We started fishing and it wasn't to long before we had a wild brookie at hand. These fish were very scrappy and beautifully colored. They were not to fussy as to what was on the menu and an assortment of flies worked. As the sun broke out the air temps shot up as well as shining brightly on the stream. At that time the fish took to cover as well as changing preference to wet submerged flies. As the afternoon came we worked our way back to our vehicles, stopping every so often to remove some nasty debris. It was a great start to the new season.
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