Up at 4:30am driving to southern Maine to pick up a new rod and reel, shopping by 8 back on the home water by noonish. The new 11'9" 4wt spey casts like a dream, I did not want to leave.
I have fished this spot 15 consecutive times without so much as a grab. Not that bad right, but think of 15 consecutive one hour long drives home ...... November came and went, December brought iced up guides and a broked rod.... Jan and Feb were touchless.... March... skunk no more. Not a huge fish but it took my clouser smelt, ugly enough as it could only be a Newburgh bait fish.
This is not a huge fish, but a hard won fish.
The skunk is off boys and it feels good.