Hiked into Butterfield Pond this morning. Mild winds, overcast and 45 degrees. 0.5 mile hike into the pond and then you have to walk another 1/8 of a mile around part of the pond for a decent launch site.
There is still ice on the pond, not much ice, but none the less there is still ice. Plenty of open ice to launch a float tube and fish.
I caught a small brook trout on a dragon fly nymph. That seemed to work very well, although I only caught one fish.
Water and ambient temperature were rather cold and I was only able to stay fishing for 90 minutes before getting out and trying to warm up.
Overall, good little fishing trip. First of the year. Yeah!