Saturday, December 21, 2013
- 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
Saturday, December 7, 2013
|Winterberry adding some color to a gray December day|
|The sun brightening an otherwise gray day|
The brook trout were enthusiastic despite the raw day and showed an interest in a variety of flies. Sometimes you just want to fish a certain way, even if it isn't the most productive for the conditions. Today was one of those days, I really wanted to fish a dry so I chose one of Fran's mini muddler since I could fish it both dry and wet. The fish took it off the surface keeping my dry fly streak alive but they also took it stripped sub-surface.
|A handful of colorful December brook trout|
|The first brown of the afternoon|
|The last and best fish of the afternoon|