I figured the title for today's post was appropriate for several reasons. The beginning of April is the start of trout season as well as baseball season. Admittedly, I am more excited about trout than baseball......I'm a Met fan....that should say it all (yes, I will still admit to being a Met fan even after the last few years). Another reason for the title is that my first three strikes at White's Pool were all brookies. They were all around 12" and I suspect, like last spring, that they are stocked trout that made their way downstream on the Nissequogue River from Caleb Smith State Park. But that doesn't matter they were still fun to catch.
A few more small yellow perch rounded out my morning. All fish were caught on my Yamame rod and a small bead-head olive woolly bugger. I drastically reduced my fly selection for fishing this year and after going through most of what was in my fly box the bugger was what did the trick. I plan on working towards a "one-fly" approach but it's a day like today that keeps me from getting there. In the end it doesn't matter how I fish (as long as it's legal) just as long as I get a chance to get out and enjoy myself.