October 15th....It's not just another Tuesday. Unfortunately it's the end of another season...Trout season in New York State. Although I live on Long Island where trout season can last all year on most waters, it closes down in, for the most part, in the rest of the state.
I would count the 2013 trout season as another successful and enjoyable one. There were some new waters fished here and there and some very memorable trout. Some new tenkara rods and lines were tried out....and my rod collection continues to grow. However, in the end my most enjoyable trips remain as always the trips to those "thin blue lines". The brookies may not be large but they are absolutely beautiful and the mountain settings in which they are found and all they have to offer to the eye are hard to beat. These pictures and the memories associated with them are all that remain of a recent trip. Now begins the wait until April 1st 2014 and the beginning of the next trout season (with the exception of a few trips here on the island I hope to squeak out before hunting season).
|Last wild brook trout of the year|