Saturday, April 30 2016 @ 12:42 PM EDT
Contributed by: Bill Thompson
Early Morning Opening Day
by Bill Thompson
You could not have planned a finer morning even if you had tried. When I left the house at 4:30 the thermometer read 55 degrees; the warmest opening day of trout season that I can remember. When I arrived at the pond I was the only one there; just as I had planned it. The moon, Saturday morning, was nearly full and shining brightly through the trees. Off in the distance I could hear a flock of roosting turkeys that were just waking up. Before rigging up I walked to the edge of the pond and took a few moments just to take it all in. I had a camera with me and I thought about trying to capture the moment, but I knew that it would be impossible and it was much better to just try to remember the way it was. I finally remembered why I came here and walked back to the truck and put on my waders.