Water levels were low early on, due to the fact that there was no snow to melt and run off. But the water was nevertheless cold and I don't think the bugs were ahead of schedule. Anyway, trout fishing for me in fast water in April was a bust, though for some of my friends who fish still water I guess fish production was reasonable.
Now we are in May. I don't think our drought has been eliminated but we've had buckets of rain. My favorite river, the Millers is still way above wadable levels.
So, I took a short drive yesterday to the Squannocock. The weather this weekend in New England is wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of walking along the river looking for fish. But other than a few chubs (i.e. fallfish), there were no trout to be had (by me). I saw no other fishermen, so I actually wonder if this section is stocked anymore.
I just have a few pictures to share from this beautiful day. Sorry, no fish pics this time. Hey, but everyone knows what a stocked 10 to 14 inch rainbow looks like?!