First fish of the year
It's January 1, and I had just printed out my Maryland fishing license with trout stamp. It's late in the afternoon and I'm trying to figure out where to go on such short notice. The choice was easy actually. I picked up my Tenkara rod and headed for my local pond about ten minutes away. True, I wasn't fishing a spring creek and I didn't catch a 20" inch monster on a size 24 dry fly. However; that wasn't the point. What mattered was that I was outside fishing.
Catching pan fish on a pond is a great way to start the new year.