Had a chance to spend some time pond and river fishing this weekend. First stop was the local pond, where I tried out some new poppers, successfully netting two bluegills in about one hour.
Later in the afternoon, I went with a friend down to the Naugatuck. The first hour of nymphing was uneventful, but as evening approached, I switched to streamers with positive results.
My first catch was this rainbow, which fought for at least 15 minutes, peeling off line at least 3 times.
Twenty minutes later I landed this ‘bow, right as dusk was approaching. Slightly larger than the first, but only fought about half as much.