|The deal sealing brook trout|
Brookies weren't exactly the fish of focus for the outing, I spent about a third of the trip fishing in small streams. The rest of the time was focused on bass, or whatever I could get (which turned out to be nothing) in the Connecticut River. The fog was stunning. That made up for the substantial periods of time during which I caught nothing.
The second stream was being a pain, as usual in the fall it was loaded with floating leaves. The brook trout know they are safe under the leaf patches so that's where they stay.
The fog on the kettle lake was only there for a little while, but it was cool while it lasted!
Once the sun was out it was sight fishing time. Despite there being some big fish around, as well as some schools of one pound fish, I was stuck with the dinks and a few big bluegills. I'm not complaining. When you get to sight fish for bass cruising mid water column in fifteen feet or more... yeah, that's pretty freaking sweet!
Oh, and I caught a musk turtle! Yeah, it was a pretty great day.