03-15-2000, 08:19 AM
I went to Walden pond on my lunch hour yesterday to walk and maybe see some fishing. I parked in the lot across the street from the pond for free. As I crossed the street 2 older gents with spinning gear were on their way out with a stringer of 3 or 4 ~14" rainbows. When I got down to the shore I noticed 2 guys to the left of the bath house waist high in water fly casting. I walked over to observe. As I approached the men I noticed a big splash between them. Neither redirected their fly to the rise. Hmmm? Then I noticed another splash, then about 5 more at one instant. I thought what the heck? Smallys mating? Then a guy comes walking down the shore with a spinning rod and asks as he passes "how many they put in?" One of the flycasters says "he told me 700, butI'm not sure". I turn around to see I'm standing on the stalking truck roadway. These fish were just hanging around that inlet, jumping like crazy. I've never been that close to a stock before. Made me long for the brookies in the alders up in....ah...well...near central mass.