Finally got a chance to get back to doing some trout fishing today. Wasn't anything special fishing wise, except spending some time with family which is always special, but I wasn't skunked either.
My wife & I went to my oldest son's this morning who lives within a mile of the Gunpowder & I took along a 6 wt & a 4 wt. The intention was to see what I could do with either streamers or terrestrials. My son & his wife took us & my 2 grandsons to a place near York Road where the boys could swim, and I rigged both rods, with the idea that my son might also fish. However, once rigged up he said he hadn't procured a fishing license as yet, so we started off with my oldest grandson (6 years old) learning to cast a fly. At that age they get bored easily & within a short time he decided he would rather play in the water. He did good for his first time with the fly rod!
I headed upstream & after hanging an olive bead head woolly bugger a few times & bending the hook point, I switched to a tiny bead chain Clouser (with pink bead chain eyes). Caught only one small Brown trout of about 10" from under a submerged tree trunk, but since I hadn't fished for trout in many years I was happy with the day! No pic either, maybe next time!
Didn't see anything hatching or fish moving about, but really didn't expect to see much anyway. Had some folks in canoes pass thru & there were other folks with their kids playing in the water. Not exactly ideal for trout or fishing!
Did not see anyone else fishing however.
It was a nice day weather wise & we were only there about 3 hours. The boys got hungry & so did the rest of the family so we called it a day & went for lunch.
I have a lot of rust to get rid of with small flies & trout, so hopefully I'll get more opportunities in the near future! It sure felt great just getting out!