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April 13, 2019

Just Got Back From Fishing....

Today was Opening Day for fresh water fishing in Connecticut. When I was growing up, I would go every Opening Day with my dad, but I haven't gone in years. If you recall, I went camping last fall in the middle of the woods (yes, it was spooky!).  At that time, I bought a fishing pole and some lures because the campground had  a place to fish. While recently looking at the gear I bought, I got the urge to purchase a fishing license for the 2019 season. Opening Day is typically packed with people. This morning, however, rain kept most anglers home. I even hesitated going when I woke up, but I left my house at 6:00am with pole and tackle in hand, grabbed breakfast at Dunkin Donuts, fed the birds at the local beach (as I do daily), and made my way to a stream recommended by someone in town. Did I say it was raining?  More like POURING!  I didn't let that stop me though.  I hiked down a not-so-clear trail to an area that has a deep river pool. Within minutes, I caught a rainbow trout. Nice size and beautiful colors.  Don't worry, I released him :))  I stayed for a while and then tried another spot up the road. No luck after the first catch, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.  Brought back childhood memories. I'll definitely be going again soon. -Tom