|Yellow Perch...first Tenkara fish of the year|
I started the day at White's Pool on the Nissequogue River with some flies and my Yamame tenkara rod. Two hours later all I had to show for it was the yellow perch pictured above. Some might consider that disappointing but not me. However, I decided to move on anyway because I had the time to go to other locations. I decided to go to Randal Pond, which is a little 4 acre put and take "puddle" for rainbows and brown trout.
What is really nice about this little pond is that it's generally not that crowded and has several convenient fishing platforms that provide access to certain areas of the pond without having to use a boat. In addition, most of it is surrounded by wood lands that let you watch turkey, hawks, and all manner of other forms of wild life while fishing. I even saw a little brown bat hovering over the water at around 2pm. But I went for trout and that is what I got.
All and all it was a good day and a relaxing one. The only regret I can honestly say I have about the trip is that I had to put aside my tenkara rod in favor of my ultra light spinning gear. I'm not opposed to anyone, myself included, using any particular method to catch fish. I just have a lot more fun using my tenkara gear. However, the breeze that kicked up this afternoon made casting flies virtually impossible. If today is any indication to what the rest of the season holds I think it will be a great year.