Fishbugs and Snorkeling with the Scout Troop #5

Alex Benish leading the way!

A small pack from Boy Scout Troop #5 hauled their swimming trunks, snorkels and bug nets down to Big Wilson Creek in search of Southern Appalachain Brook Trout. Upon arriving we found a tea-colored tannin stained creek. Not to be deterred, the scouts geared up and entered the 62 degree water without hesitation. Although visibility was less than an arms length, the boys quickly found a pod of trout lurking in the rocks on the bottom of the big hole. The first snorkeling attempt resulted in success! We can't wait to get back when the water is crystal clear!