Re: How Close to Home is "Good" Fishing?
There's a trout stream across the street from my house, but I wouldn't consider it a 'good" one. The same with the other 2 trout streams in town. There's also 22 accessible ponds right here in town and depending on what you're fishing for some of those can be pretty good.
My favorite local trout stream and the closest one where you might be unlucky enough to run into a guide is about 25 minutes. So that's the one I'm counting, but in this area there are many small trout streams to explore.
I can be fishing in salt water in 45 minutes but my favorite spots are an hour or more.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart