We've had some warm, clear November afternoons this week. Earlier in the week, I spent the day on the Farmington River. I haven't fished the Farmington in quite awhile and I was curious how it was fishing after the long dry spell we had this summer and are still having into the fall. I fished hard the whole day with little to show for it except one brown, but who's complaining when you are outside all day. It was disappointing to see areas of the river drier than I have ever seen them. Some of those areas held wild brown trout indicating that spawning areas were close by. I just didn't have the heart to take any pictures. The highlight of the day was watching a couple bald eagles flying along the river with a crystal clear blue sky above.
|A favorite small stream in the early morning sun|
|The master at work|
There is short video clip of Alan releasing a nice brook trout over on the Fishing Small Streams facebook page