Saturday, December 21, 2013

A winter's day


  1. Alan and Kirk and I met up this morning for a little winter fishing.  It's been cold and snowy around here over the last week and the stream was wearing it's winter coat of snow and ice.  It was a bit difficult to fish due to the fact that most of the deeper, slower water where fish hold in the winter was iced over and covered with a blanket of snow.  I did manage one small brook trout on a mini muddler by fishing it along an ice over hang.  It was small stream ice fishing!  Look for an open "hole" and try to drift a fly under.




Late morning, we modified our plan and moved to a section of stream which carries more water hoping to find more open water which proved to be a better plan in the end.  I ended up fishing Alan's pink worm and picked up a nicely colored wild brown in a plunge pool.


Still nicely colored despite the cold

After wishing each other a Merry Christmas, I decided the check out one bridge that sometime holds the odd rainbow.  Sure enough a dark rainbow saw the pink worm and decided he wanted it so I ended the day with a brook, brown, and rainbow trout.

A small stream winter rainbow

This was probably my last outing before Christmas, so I will take the opportunity to wish each of you and your families a Merry Christmas!  God bless

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    1. Actually, I do but with the warm weather over the weekend most of the snow is gone

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  2. Mark
    The scenery there is outstanding, but the fishing in those conditions is something I would have to get use to. Colorful trout even in the dead of winter---Hope you and the family have a great Christmas---looking forward to more great post from you in 2014

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    1. Bill - thanks, winter fishing has it's own challenges and rewards

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  3. Great photos. Nice looking brown. Next time I'll be armed with pinkies.

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    1. Kirk - nice to be outside with you again. Can't believe I'm fishing pink flies!

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  4. An ice outing indeed. I was hoping that this a.m. would afford a similar opportunity for me, but alas, it was raining and the big melt was on, raising the levels considerably. Ah well, the time will come. Happy holidays to you.

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    1. Walt - this time of year there is a lot of freezing and thawing. Most of the snow is gone now, hopefully the streams are up a bit. thanks for stopping by

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  5. Your in the pink.
    Nice fishing with you gents.
    The rainbows like that hole.

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    1. Alan - Nice being out with you as well. Yes, the rainbows like to find there way to that hole but I have caught brookies in there as well.

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  6. the stream looks beautiful in the snow!

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    1. LQN - Alan and I were commenting earlier in the day that this was going to be a day for taking pictures more than fishing! thanks for stopping by

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  7. Very nice gents!! Mark you got the hat trick!!

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    1. Pete - I did but I was definitely lowering the odds with the last stop since, as Alan pointed out, it is known to hold the odd rainbow.

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