The stream was in good shape and lots of water moving through despite the lack of snow melt this year. A quick check of the water temp showed it to be 52F. With the higher flow, my best bet was a micro bead head peacock herl bugger drifted and twitched in the soft seams. I hooked quite a few fish but most dropped off before their pictures could be taken. The fish in general were very well colored with dark backs and orange to cherry red undersides typical of brook trout in these tanin stained waters. Most were on the smallish side but this was probably due not being able to reach the bottom in the deeper sections due to the strong flows.
Enjoy the pictures of God's handiwork, His artistry in unmatched ...
A waterfall study
Even little guys will chase down a bugger
White trilium (protected in NYS), common in forests that have never been tilled