Once again, Dad and I did opening day right. Away from the crowds, away from the stocking trucks, small and medium sized water, mostly wild fish. It was gorgeous day out there today, So nice I was actually comfortable wet wading for short periods of time. We fished different streams with wildly different temperatures from 47 to 57. The smallest stream of the three was my favorite, because despite having been told about it by Alan and a few other small stream addicts, it managed to exceed my expectations. It is tiny, very tiny, but the number of wild brookies I saw in there was amazing. I can't wait to fish all of this water again.
Look at those red spots... what a gem!
Another native, the fallfish, caught on a mouse. one of three or four.
Some anglers are content to spend opening day in a crowd. I've never been comfortable in crowds, and my father and I have shared quite a few fishing trips that took us to places where others didn't venture. Today we didn't go quite so far into the sticks to avoid signs of humanity, but it was secluded enough. However you all spent your opening days I hope you had a good time and did everything withing the law and morality. This week I'm sure I'll be spending some time picking up trash after the crowds, and I'd appreciate some help, I can't clean up ever stream as much as I wish I could!