I was torn between a couple shots on this particular stream, but this pool gets the nod because it is everything you hope to find when you start fishing a nameless blue line on a map (wild brook trout included). The surrounding forest protects the clean, cold water and is on public land for all to enjoy. PA has thousands of streams like this, although this one happens to be located in Frederick County in northern MD - a perfect getaway from life in the DC suburbs.
I thought this photograph honored the beauty of large wild brook trout in Pennsylvania's southern limestone spring creeks. I took this photo in late February after a good friend landed this nice male on a small nymph pattern. .