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Monday, April 6, 2020
Brook Trout Forest...A Spring Day
Wow what a beautiful spring weekend we just enjoyed here in Connecticut. Both days were just awesome with the edge going to Saturday. On that day I chose to fish a stream that I had not fished since last fall. I was anxious to see what old man winter had dumped upon it's waters. I was excited to see these beautiful wild yellow flowers in bloom along the stream. Amazing in that they choose to grow where they do. Marshy and damp are understatements.
The stream....a familiar run. It pretty much looked the same as it did last time I visited, only difference was there is now more water flowing in the stream. This run has some interesting history for me and I will go into detail on it in a future post. On this day a soft-hackle drifted through the run drew a swift strike.
This time the fly held and my first brookie was at hand. He was a healthy guy with an interesting hump to his back.
As the sun worked it's magic, the brookies became active. In this run it seemed that every little pocket held a fish. Some of them taking the fly as it drifted while others slammed it on the retrieve.
An interesting part of this stream. I usually don't venture up this far that being because the knees have started barking. But this day I accepted the issue and I'm glad I did. And no I did not use the log to cross the stream.
A couple of brookies like this one were holding in a pool above that log.
And to cap off such a beautiful warm early spring day in Brook Trout Forest I spotted this darling...Trillium about to blossom.