When I started fishing one of my favorite places to fish, and I don't mind sharing this because this water really deserves more attention, was Lake Pocotapaug of East Hampton CT. It's a fair sized altered lake that was originally two deep kettle lakes, now those are just the deepest parts of the lake. They are deep enough that they provide a cold and clean refuge for some wild brook trout. The lake used to be stocked with these, and it is fairly surprising but they evidently reproduced. In 2012 my fishing partner Dalton caught a 14 inch pristine specimen of a brooky on a wacky style worm of all things. It also holds some spectacular largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, and a ridiculous quantity of perch. I won't even start about the giant carp.
But, as the title suggests, there are other fish in the lake: most notably, it is a walleye management lake. I have been intrigued for a few years by the possibility of walleye on the fly. Although I have caught some walleye out of Pocotapaug before, I have not done so with a fly. This year I plan to change that. with sinking tips and flashy streamers I should be well armed to catch some of these roided up perch from the kayak. I know the water well from my years of targeting smallmouth. I'm confident I'll get some walleye this year. So put it on the books. If come October I haven't landed at least one, I'll eat my hat.