The long wait is over. I haven't been fishing since last December. Holidays, birthday parties, changing jobs and assorted other obligations have kept me out of the water despite a mild winter. I was pretty sure the NYS DEC had not yet stocked one of my favorite places to fish...White's Pool...but I needed to get out and cast some flies. I decided that whether I caught something this morning or not it would be worth it to get out. Only one other angler was fishing when I arrived at the pool, so there was plenty of room. The signs of spring seemed to emerged overnight. Many of the stream side shrubs and trees are beginning to bloom and numerous birds were singing their brains out. I wish I could have taken more pictures but my camera battery died after only one picture. I tried only a few flies this morning but the winner for today was a lightly weighted bead head Royal Sakasa Kebari, size 12. There were a number of yellow perch that took a liking to it, including the one pictured above. No trout today but it was a good day to be out on the water and I'm looking forward to the coming season. I hope every one else has a great fishing season this year!