I chose the afternoon to fish a little stream that gets some tidal effects in a very deep ravine, mainly because it is actually legal while most of the other streams in my area are closed until opening day, but also because it holds some remarkable brookies and even the extremely rare sea run brown trout. The water was a little high and barely milky, and that made it much harder to spook fish. With a pink worm and short casts it was not long before I had a take. And I must say I was not expecting to see what I saw. The fish that ate was large for the stream, probably twelve inches, and as it was one of the first casts I screwed up the hook set. Not to worry, bellow a big waterfall I landed a gorgeous brook trout.
A bit above the falls I landed three more fish. The first, a heavily parred juvenile that looked to me as though it had been painted. Then a well spotted one of the average size. The last fish of the day, however, was the real head turner, sizable for the water he lives in, with big head and gorgeous blue shine. Not to mention that stunning marbleation. What a creature!