I want to share some photos of a recent outing Jeanette and I took. It was purely a walk in the woods with no fishing gear. The tract of woods lies in western Massachusetts and has several little streams that run through it. There is a stream that I have fished now for several years now and has been a fine one for native brook trout. I usually start to fish this stream about the last of April. From the walk on Saturday I guess the start time for me to fish it will be some what later, maybe the second week in May.
After several hours of walking and taking in various views of both stream and the grand Hemlocks that fill this forest we came to a high ridge overlooking the stream. The footing was a bit unstable so the decision was made to wait for a better time to photograph it.
The water flowing over these solid rock ledges was beautiful in the sunlight. The sound was deafening.
There were signs of new growth throughout the forest.
We spotted this guy walking along a fire road. He was picking up gravel and did not seem to care that we were close. We watched for a spell and he eventually walked up into some thick undergrowth.
After yesterdays rain I think I let the little river be for a while.
Sometimes all one ever really needs is a walk in the woods. Great picture of the grouse!ReplyDelete
Chris Kiwi KuhlowDelete
It can clear the mind Chris. Crazy birds.
oh, the grouse is awesome! thanks for sharing your outing!ReplyDelete
Theresa they are usually fast flushers, but this one hung around. I guess he liked the camera.
Looks like a wonderful stream to explore. I would be willing to bet that it is a different stream today after all the rain we had yesterday!ReplyDelete
I bet you would win that bet. Hope it settles down.
I really enjoy our little field trips Alan.ReplyDelete
Howard I do to. I also enjoy bringing them to you.
Wow is that a gorgeous piece of water. If it was deafening then, imagine it after all that rain! You could probably here that sound for miles.ReplyDelete
Wild water my friend, loud and free. Nice fish too.
That stream is a beauty!!! The grouse is awesome. Do not get to see many in CT anymore!ReplyDelete
A small stream you would love to fish Pete.
Grouse are very rare in CT. Poor forest management.
Super nice looking stream, with some extremely fast water in places. Just curious as to how you would fish the fast rapids, or would you go for slow water on the stream. That bird looks like a quail species. Thanks for sharing
Bill I usually pass on those rapids, preferring the calmer flows.
The bird is a ruffed grouse, or partridge. Great game birds and the feathers make for some fine flies.
Gorgeous stream! I have not yet made it out to the Berkshires, but it is on the list for this summer. Seems like an amazing place.ReplyDelete
RI brook trout,Delete
Western Mass. is beautiful. It's not that far and the fishing can be awesome.
Beautiful scenery Alan. Often times even when I'm on a fishing excursion those scenic walks can be the highlight of the trip. If you don't take the time to notice the beauty around you while you're out there you're missing the best part.ReplyDelete
Jeff there is so much more to this passion we have, much more.
Thanks for the pictures its always good to drop in on your Blog & go fishing with you.I don't know where you are but you have some beautiful country to fish. One question what kind of camera are you using ?ReplyDelete