Sunday, November 8, 2015

Meadow Streams and Mill Ponds

That desire to catch phsychotic little pickerel again rose from my heart today. I had to march in the Hartford Veterans Parade, and that cut into the fishing time, but, you know, there are just some things that are more important than fishing and honoring those who fought for our country is one of them.

After the parade I hit the water. Meadow streams. I caught one brook trout, no redfin pickerel or even fallfish. I didn't even really land the brooky. When I need a moral booster around these parts, or to kill a skunk, there is a certain mill pond loaded with red breast sunfish that I can count on.

I hit the pond and left on the little Ausable Bomber I had been using in the stream. That was all I needed. I caught about 40 fish. That is all I needed.


  1. Yep, we must honor our vets for the freedom they continue to give us.
    Love those little ponds. They can provide some great action. Love the photos!
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

  2. Ok, you have convinced me that I should get to my pond for some action!

  3. Nice little stream you were fishing. Wish it could've been more productive, but I'm glad you were able to get a brookie. As I learned that day on the salmon, sunfish on dries can be a quick-hitting, exciting way to ward off a skunk. Watching their rises are a blast!

    1. That's actually two streams. One has brook trout only, the other has everything under the sun except for trout or char.
      If streamers weren't so effective at catching big fish I would fish dry flies constantly for everything. Any fish on a dry is fun!