I was out for a couple hours on Friday afternoon. After arriving, I hiked to a favorite spot and noticed large blue heron standing in the pool. It flew away before I could get a good picture of it. As I watched the pool there was no activity whatsoever which was disappointing but also expected since the heron was probably hunting fish. Hopefully it didn't clean the pool out of some of the nice brown trout that used to live there.
As I worked my way along the stream, the beadhead pheasant tail soft hackle connected with a few decent wild browns but I only managed on bring one brown and a small brook trout to hand.
This time of year the wildflowers are in bloom in the woods. Bunches of daffodils could be seen randomly sprinkled in the forest, their bulbs probably carried by squirrels.
|Some daffodils growing along the stream|
I also noticed a bunch of yellow wildflowers that were new to me. They were growing in small clusters in the woods along the stream. After doing a little investigating, I think they are trout lily which is a great name for a small wildflower growing along a wild trout stream.