I thought I enjoyed small stream and beaver pond fishing, but I've been having a lot of problems lately. I know you have to be sneaky, and I try. The paradox is I have to get up close to the stream or beaver pond to tell whether there are any fish in there. Many of them are in high, inaccesible locations, so some of them may be barren. It changes from year to year also, so I think you should at least check to see whether it is worth fishing. I spent much of today in South Park looking for brookies (per a previous thread), but what few fish I did see would scatter like mice (or fish). Any suggestions? I'm beginning to think I should stick to the big waters.