Yesterday and today I went to a few close brooks with the hope of seeing some of the residents. It turned out to be a reasonably successful endeavor, with brookies falling for Picket Pins, Muddlers or Usuals at a few of the pools that I fished. I tried fishing a section of a stream that I reckoned had seen very little pressure since the construction of an exit/entrance ramp to a nearby highway. Low and behold a small native brookie took a dry fly near where I entered the stream and was photographed and released in short order. Downstream I found a series of small waterfalls and in one pool at the base a fish grabbed a Bomber but quickly escaped. The fish then went after a Picket Pin, but as before the hook wasn't set and it returned to its hiding place. On my way home I stopped at the closest stream to my house, a beautiful cobbled brook, and was able to fool and land three healthy native brookies, one of which was nice sized (not as large as BRK TRT's recently blogged monster, though).
Yesterday at the farthest stream from my house. Today I didn't even get a bump.
Below are some pictures of what may be a mostly neglected brook (except by people like us).
The closest and most beautiful (in my opinion) of the streams.