I saw a crap load of fish today. Big ones, small ones, fat ones, skinny ones, brown ones, brookie ones... and yet I was still happy to leave the stream with only a few fallfish, common shiners, and a largemouth brought to hand. Frankly the trout here need to conserve their energy to make more little trout, as this is perhaps the most important year for them to be successful in spawning. The highlight of my day? I found a pair of beautiful wood turtles! My home river always gives up something amazing.
I realize it has been a few months since I have caught a brown trout... I know I know it's rough. These conditions have not given us a break though. I would like to get over to the Housatonic soon but I don't think it's very likely.