Though I will eat at just about any temperature, brook trout will not. It has been tremendously cold for the past few days here in CT, and the temperature of some of the smaller streams is very near 32. Despite the fact that it was fairly well above freezing this afternoon I was getting ice in my guide, and in many stretches of stream were way too icy to fish. I am almost certain that the next couple of warm days will fix that though... I hope!
The fish were incredibly slow. The would not move for a fly and they refused to spook like they normally do. The ones I spotted didn't move until I was less then 5 feet from them, then the slowly fell back into faster, more sheltered water. I wish I had taken a video, it was very cool to watch. The only fish picture today is en situ: