Went back a few days ago to see how things were going. No pictures this time as I didn't really catch anything to put in a bucket just more or less looking, catching and releasing after iding what it was. Anyways onto the report....
What I caught
Dozens Creek Chub or Dace - haven't figured it out yet but all local reports say its dace in that stream
Several sunfish - Hard to tell what kind exactly as I'm slowly learning the different species myself but there was at least 3 different types I saw
1 small Carp - This is what I'm assuming was the "juv salmon" in my last thread. Pretty sure it was a Carp, boy do they put up a fight! You would have thought I caught a mammoth fish or something with how much fight he gave
1 eel - I woke him up from his slumber, he was in a bed of leaves/twigs at the bottom of the pool, had him in my net for about 5 seconds and released him. he swam away pretty quick
1 salamander - pretty cool find, didn't even know they live in this stream.
What I saw
Northern Watersnake - Probably saw 3-4 of them, none bothered me and were more interested in finding dinner. 2 of them were pretty small (barely a foot long) the other 2 were a bit larger and definitely didn't miss a meal!
Was a pretty good trip all things considered. I enjoy this spot because its a small stream that dumps into a 6 food wide 8 foot long Pool which then slowly drains down stream for about a mile before dumping into a bigger river. I wish I could find more spots like this in CT