This is the second post on the salter brook trout and their streams in southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod. This trip was taken in early November and in the period of 3 days we covered a lot of ground, saw some magnificent beauty both along the streams as well as in them. I was able to experience some of the finest brook trout fishing in New England in an area that is full of American history. Some of these streams are not to far from where the first settlers of the new world enjoyed the first Thanksgiving. While turkey may have been on the menu, I'll bet that a few salter brook trout were. I could probably do a post a week on this incredible fishing experience, but that would perhaps be a bore..so I'll give you a few days worth. Join me as I walk the trails, streams, deer paths of "salter country".
Parts of these streams look like gauntlets of thorns, willows, and grasses, places where an angler could not fish. In these places there are deer runs and access is quite good. Casting can be achieved if one thinks it out before letting go.
The brook trout in these streams are always hungry.
Snow flakes, perhaps stars, one only needs to use their imagination.
A Cape Cod wild jewel.
This is why streamer patterns are so effective on these streams. These are herring fry, they are starting their migration back to the sea. We saw thousands of these 2-4 inch fish moving down this fish way.
Those herring fry are why salter brook trout of this size are in these streams. This fellow was taken in tidewater and battled with the tenacity of our Pilgrim ancestors.
I worked these streams for several days. I got scratched, ripped a shirt, soaked several pairs of shoes and socks and fell numerous times, all this to avoid wading in the streams.
He was not the biggest fish I brought to hand, but the most beautiful.
There are so many people and organizations I would like to thank for the work they have and continue to do to restore, protect, maintain and monitor these wonderful fish and the streams they call call home. Instead of doing that I'll direct you to an organization that can. The "Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition".....there is a link at the bottom of this post.