For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Brook Trout Happenings
A free flowing stream tucked into the woods of Connecticut. In my life I have encountered streams like these many times. These streams are tiny to small. Their depths vary as do their widths. Some flow over boulders and some flow over a more subdued bottom of moderate stone. They are for the most part hidden and some of them flow through private lands. These streams are not place that will draw serious fly anglers who much prefer larger waters and bigger trout. They will however be on the note pads of us who prefer solitary quiet settings. An added bonus is the wild brook trout that they contain.
A wild brook trout taken in the stream pictured above. He is not huge in size but is a giant in the ways of survival. There are many streams like this in Connecticut, some named and some not.
In the recent issue of Trout magazine there are two articles on brook trout. Detailed are some of TU's effort to restore watersheds that hold these wild jewels. One article in particular was on restoration of streams in the Green Mountains of Vermont. One of those streams I'm familiar with...well done CT River chapter of TU. Check the map that I saw in the EBTV....little CT is there. Look close.