Last week Bill Trussell asked me when we here in Connecticut would receive our first frost. Normally the northwestern part of the state gets it first and that's usually the last week of September. Where I live in central CT. it's generally mid October. Well Bill we got a frost yesterday morning, and one this morning. I gauge cold mornings by the way my coffee cup feels when I reach for it in the morning. I lift it off the counter and if it feels cold and hot water is needed to warm it up before I fix my coffee then it's a frosty morning.
I fished yesterday and found the stream very much to my liking. The leaves are starting to thin so sections that were shaded are now open to more sun. Naturally this leads to more cautious trout.
I noticed some of these, I think they are edible. Help needed on a ID.
A lovely little run/pool. Places like this almost certainly hold trout, but where would they be? I took a guess they would be at the tail of the pool. The fly was cast about mid pool and allowed to drift. It's completion went untouched. Several more casts brought the same result. I then cast the fly to the very head of the pool into the broken water. The fly hung up on a stone, as I pulled the fly free I saw a fish move towards it. Lifting it up and casting again I got the fly to float freely and the fish hit it again.
That is a much colder stream temp than I would expect for this time of year.ReplyDelete
Here we have thermal springs along many of the streams. Strangely enough I catch a lot of trout from seep pools year 'round.
Bill I expected the mid fifties. It's very possible that as you said there are numerous springs working into this stream. I have never fished it before so some more checking is needed.
Our thermal springs are hot springs. Scalded my hand on occasion releasing fish when they got trapped behind a rock in the green slime. They hang on the far bank in the cooler water.Delete
Bill ours are cold...sort of like a spring creek.Delete
With the early frost comes lots of fallen leaves, I would assume you will have to contend with on those streams? We've been in the low sixties for past couple of mornings. Really some unusual temps this early here and I assume there as well. Love the fall colors on that brook trout---thanks for sharing
Bill I call that the "leaf hatch" it can be a problem not only with fly presentation but also it causes leaf jams. Leaves will pile up along a rock or fallen branch and create a possible fall into the stream. The temps here will be back into the seventies over the next few days.
Here in the Smokyies I've been wading wet since May. I'm sure it will be May the next time I go wet. Falls not included Upper 40's in the Air this morning.ReplyDelete
Ray wet wading can be refreshing. Upper 40's will bring on the flannel or fleece.
Hi Alan. Yeh, 42 is a bit chilly. Not something I would consider wet wading in. Even with waders, wools socks would be a requirement.ReplyDelete
Mark I have always been able to wear plain old cotton socks while in waders. This year it has been all wool. A sign of age?
Alan, that first photograph reminds me of the beck, stream, that I learnt to fish on. It's 4.30pm here, pouring with rain and surprisingly dark. The rain is much needed. heavy dewfall in the morning but no frost and it will probably be November before we see the first. Stay safe. JohnReplyDelete
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John I have seen pictures of some of your becks and I would feel right at home fishing one of them.
I'm glad the skies are opened up and it's pouring down. It has been some time since our last ample rain and we need it.
Thankfully it has been cool.
Beautiful time out there..ReplyDelete
That looks like chicken of the woods, you'd have to verify a sample but I'd say chicken.
Nate that's what I thought they probably were. Not being an expert I left them alone. They are good eating from what I hear.
Being a forager and chef I have harvested and/or cooked a fair amount, being allergic to mushrooms I've never tried them myself.Delete
I've had a lot of feedback about them, they are a favorite for many.
A chef, well that's nice to know. I love tinkering with food and can cook a mean cube steak.Delete
very beautiful, autumn colors, cold season is approaching .... to take care of the cold and not to sleep uncovered .... !! happy autumn..!!ReplyDelete
Armando cold season is in the future, but we are now in that "just getting started" cool season. Adjustment time..
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