Re: MY Trout Western side of the state
I took my son out this afternoon. I drove by two spots that I wanted to check and people were very widespread. Where we stopped to fish, there were 6 or 7 kids fishing and about 10 adults. All of the adults were just sitting in chairs, drinking beer and not helping the kids. All the kids were I'd say from 4 to 10 years old.
When we stopped at our spot. One of the adults said the kids hadn't caught a fish all morning.
I stopped across the stream from all the kids because my son is only 2 1/2 and I had my dog with us. I always take my dog fishing with me and didn't want him bothering those kids.
I only brought one pole, my sons, and after about 5 casts we caught a smallish brookie. My son reeled it in. I took it off the hook and threw it back in. At that point all of the kids on the other side ran upstream, crossed a footbridge and came onto the side we were on. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by kids. One of them was standing directly behind my dog, casting over him and trying to hook him. Irritated me a bit because I heard the adults comment on it and laugh.
We caught one more brookie while all this was going on. Then three of the kids got their lines all tangled together and brought it to me to untie for them. Still the adults were laughing. I got all their lines untangled and retied hooks for them.
At that point I'd had enough of trying to fish with my son while keeping my dog from getting harpooned.
I really enjoyed fishing with my son and dog, but feel pretty sorry for those kids having the parents that they do. Left them my bait and brought my son home. Hope the kids caught some,. If they did it was on their own as nobody was helping them.