After I finished up my casting clinic this morning (my two students did exceptionally well if I do say so myself) I went to check out a few different spots. On my way I ran into some wildlife:
First I stopped at a very small but deep black water pond. I had seen some fish of some sort there before and I figured they were probably pickerel, as pickerel are a black water fish. I stuck on a foam diver and got an awesome smashing take from a big snot rocket that had a large green frog in it's stomach.
I then decided to go to a little pool and an absolutely tiny little stream that I spotted on my way to some other brook trout streams a few weeks ago. I was not sure it was big enough to hold brook trout, but I had to try. After a few casts something decent took the Ausable Ugly. I assumed it was a big brookie. Wrong! When I saw the fish I said "well I'll be damned!". I caught not one but three nice largemouth in that little pool. Fish never cease to amaze!!!
I stopped at one other little stream that I had not fished, but this one had the correct fish. I caught two little brookies in the pool bellow the road. I didn't even step off my bike.