Saturday, April 14, 2018

Trout Opener 2018

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!

9 comments:

  1. Hey Rowan I'm happy you were able to get out and fish with your dad.
    And it's so nice to see the solitude....so much beauty, peace and tranquility found on small wild trout streams.

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    1. Connecticut's two best treasures, its coastline, and its small streams. Best experienced away from the crowds.

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  2. Glad you and Dad had a good day. I hope I can get out this week. I can't stand the crowds and I to will be picking up trash left behind. Very nice wilds.
    Tie, fish, write, conserve and photo on...

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    1. Thank you.
      Fortunately they are only around for a few weeks.

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  3. Seems like I always say the same, but those brook trout are so beautiful. I enjoy seeing pictures of each and every one, especially knowing the streams they come from support these native and tough beauties. What a great way to spend an opening day, most especially with your Dad.

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    1. Yup, I could look at brook trout all day and not get tired of seeing them.

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  4. Rowan
    Fishing on opening day is special. Fishing with your Dad is priceless.

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    1. So long as it isn't in the picket line at Hitchcock.

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  5. My dad 84 and we got out last year for 2 hours at our opening day when I was 16. I didn't fish at all and that day still humbles me. Enjoy every minute.

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