This week I noticed a nice increase in participation on the fishing front. Most anglers were stopping by picking up live shiners, wax worms or nightcrawlers to fish the local lakes for species such as trout, perch and crappie. Over at West Lake, holdover brown trout ranging anywhere from ten to fifteen inches were able to be picked using a small float in combination with a wax worm or piece of nightcrawler.
At great patchogue lake yellow perch were agressivly hitting worms and small tins fished along the bottom. Over at Connetquot Stake park uncle Steve and myself had a banner day. The fish responded very well to hares ears nymphs, streamers and dry flies. All in all it we ended the day with a nice mix of rainbow and brook trout. The largest rainbow measured 22" and was fat as well.
One thing that came to mind while I was fishing was encouraging a family member to tag along on an upcoming fishing trip. I think this could be a great way to bond. Show them the sights and experiences that come with it. Try this out yourself. Memories created when catching fish or even without catching are unforgetable. Who knows, you might turn them into a fishing addic as well. Stayed tuned.