Made it out for the first time this year for Brook Trout. Hit up a spring pond. I managed to scratch out 7 fish. They were running small. Caught 3 9”-11” and the other 4 were in the 6” range. I kept 2. I should have kept the first fish I caught, a fat 9” to make a decent meal, but I let it go figuring I could do better. It’s a 50 mile drive each way and it ended up being a 6 hour trip with 4 hours spent fishing. It was about 65 degrees F when I started fishing, 85 degrees F when I finished. I was surprised at the lack of mosquitos. I typically have to lay on copious amounts of Deet to manage. This time I didn’t use any. A few horse flies and green-butt flies showed up after I caught a few fish, attracted by the scent I suppose, but overall I had no problems. One of the fish I kept. I cooked them up when I got home. I’ve always pan fried trout this size. Today I tried something different and baked them after seasoning and wrapping in foil. They turned out wonderful. They steamed themselves in the foil and the meat was moist and was easily removed from the bones. A few other things of interest, while fishing I came upon this egg about 5 yards from the water. No nest, just an egg unbroken. It was close in size to a Grade A large chicken egg. Slightly smaller perhaps. I’m guessing Turkey, but I’ve never seen any of them or their tracks that close to the water before. A couple wild flowers caught my eye also. I’ve been working on identifying things I think are interesting, before I’d just think “pretty” and move on. Flowers aren’t really my thing, just thought I’d expand my knowledge. So, I may be mistaken, but from my trusty field guide I took a shot at these two: Marsh Marigold Large-flowered Trillium And to close out the outing, the Hess Bird and Trout knife is now a Bunny and Trout knife! Still no birds, that will have to wait until fall. Thanks for looking. Note: edited to fix pictures, hopefully.