The one highlight this season at my favorite Connectucut pond was catching a single brown trout, a week ago. I forgot to measure him, but he had to be 20 inches, at least. As normal brown trout go, I KNOW he was a big'un. I can add that one to my Lifelist. Caught on a night crawler!!! The Connecticut "DEEP" Environmental agency assures me that both brown trout and channel catfish have been stocked into Freshwater Pond, as it's called. They do it every year. Here in the Northeast, we've had a rather wet Spring, and no shortage of rain here into the early summer. The water level is up. Water-weeds are growing to become a GIANT pain in the ass. In the previous two seasons, we were in drought. Easier to catch stuff in those conditions, I suppose.
Otherwise, I've barely got any action, just about a half-dozen trash-fish: little bluegill and calico bass. Not a SINGLE catfish, yet. I sent a report to Connecticut DEEP, too. They assure me that there's been no drawdown for any reason, which would force the fish into the brook and out to the Connecticut River.
Beats the hell outa WORKING.