There are two spots in that pool where I usually catch a fish, but today neither spot existed. The half mile creek, however, looked like this:
I got two brook trout today, one on an Ugly and one on a yellow and chartreuse panfish jig. The first one was pretty special, because it is the first one I have caught out of a cut bank that I cleaned out over the summer, it was totally filled with leaves and not really a cut bank any more. Along with the pool above that was filling up with sediment from road runoff, I cleaned it out and returned it to a state that benefits the fish. Of course, the cut bank is very deep now and not too easy to fish, so I was pleasantly surprised. Then the nice deep sediment free pool above gave up another of many (it has fished well for a long time, though now it tends to hold a few fish rather than just one). That gave me one more reason to be happy than I had yesterday.... any day with any wild brook trout is a great day!