I also have to be more cautious in some places about being seen. I don't like being seen more than once by the same person while I'm fishing these small wild brook trout streams. Being seen one time is no big deal. Being seen twice might raise an eyebrow. Being seen three times might convince a local that there actually is something in that tiny little drainage worth fishing for. There are spots I won't even fish anymore just because I don't want t clue people in to them. That's pretty sad too, frankly.
I wonder in 30 years what this area will look like. Will there even still be wild brook trout in the streams I fished yesterday that far into the future? I'm not sure. I imagine myself driving through a neighborhood with a son or daughter as old as I was when I started fishing these waters in the passenger seat, pointing to a dried up ditch behind a chain-linked fence, saying "I caught beautiful wild brook trout in there when I was your age".
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