Wandering Aimlessly



Fish and Feather Time

by Phil Burkhouse


Living in the headwaters region of freestone streams means water levels vary greatly depending upon precipitation.  The limestone spring fed streams to our south have a much more stable water level than our streams, as is evidenced by last week’s stream level fluctuations.

The morning of the regular fishing season opener dawned clear, warm, and beautiful.  The stream levels were perfect, and the fishers were out in great numbers.  The sons-in-law and grandsons were headed for the big water to try their luck on the big trout that had arrived several weeks earlier in the hatchery trucks.  They had great success on both Saturday and Sunday, catching and releasing all of their fish.

Cora, Mary, Julie, Jessie, and I headed for a spot that only makes me grin—Salt Run.  It is an absolute blessing for the youth fishers to have a program in place dedicated to getting kids hooked on the outdoors.



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