Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Season Opens! Opening Day Savagery!
Every Year, on the Third Saturday in April trout season opens in CT. As a youngster the opening day event was a right of passage.
Every year about 10 of us would lay siege to a local river and terrorize the inhabitants. I have so many fond memories of the opening day. Like the time one of us did not tie the stringer off good and the entire stringer of fish swam away, or the time some one was accused of switching a fish in our pool contest, and of course catching lots of fish. As the years rolled on some of us lost interest, moved away, or grew up. I am happy to say i never lost interest in fishing, but have been on a saltwater binge the last few years.
Now here is this year's opening day memory. Shortly before we broke and had coffee i noticed my feet hurt and were cold. I have never had this happen before. Yup! In my haste to suit up and get my spot down at the river i put the wrong wadding shoe on the wrong foot. Boy did i feel like and idiot changing shoes on the river. Jan asked what was wrong and i told him that i had a rock in my boot. Which i thought was a good cover. I guess next time i will turn on a flash light when i suit up in the dark.
Not the best opening day, but a productive one none the less, and i am just grateful to get out with a friend and enjoy a nice cold morning of fishing. I hope all my other CT readers were able to head down to their local river and enjoy opening day.