We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A photo for the imagination. While some may consider those light parts in the stream to simply be reflections, to others they may be dolphins, or the New England Stream Monster. A mating ritual, perhaps?
Is it fishing season already? I thought that didn't begin until mid-April.
Yep - opening day isn't too far away. My fly rods and reels are packed (except for one - my 7' Ugly Stick (6 weight), Lamson ULA Purist reel) away for the move, but I will be around for opening day. The club pond over in Pomfret is stocked, but we're not opening until tomorrow - it was stocked Friday.
I was surprised to learn that the State fish hatcheries are not allowing pre-opening catch and release in their holding ponds - that started last year from what I heard. Which is kind of a bummer because that was a great way to warm up for the season. Our hatchery (Quinebaug down in Central Village) looks to be on full automatic which is unusual this time of year.
It depends on the club actually. Some don't open until Official Opening Day, others a week or two before Opening Day. My club in Pomfret opens two days after stocking which was Friday so it will be tomorrow.
Our club has slotted times that you sign up for so there aren't too many guys around the pond at the same time. Catch and release only, feathers and fur only (you can use spinning gear, but it has to be feather and fur lure) until a week after Opening Day, then it's take (whatever the limit is set at that year) because we don't have an over summer population - pond is too shallow and warms up fast. Great largemouth fishing though. :>)