Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Continuing the tradition

Brk Trt (Alan), TROUTI (Pete), RKM (Kirk), Apache Trout (John), and I met up this morning to fish a small stream like we have the last the couple years.  I can't think of a better way to start the New Year then to get up early and out in the crisp winter air with some friends and ice a line while the rest of the world is still sleeping off the night before.

Pete and I headed upstream and found a couple of nice wild browns right out of the gate.  All the browns took the pink version of the green winnie .  The rest of the morning was quite.

The first fish of the New Year

Pete's first fish of 2014

A gorgeous winter brown, notice the red highlights around the adipose fin and tail

We all met up for a hot lunch of homemade chicken soup (thanks to Sandra) and the traditional venison chili courtesy of chef Alan.  After lunch there was a little more fishing but the cold had pretty much shut things down.

Two camp stoves warming up lunch in the back of Kirk's truck

Here are some pictures shot along the stream this morning.


A tiny tributary flowing down into the main stream


Best wishes to all of you in the coming New Year!

14 comments:

  1. Mark!! Thanks for the guided tour!! It was a great day sweetened by the wild browns. Gorgeous fish!! Good to get out with the New Years Day Crew!!

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    1. Pete - it was good to get outside and fish together with friends! I really enjoyed seeing you start off the new year with a wild brown!

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  2. Looks like a great trip. Good thing you got it in before the snow coming later this week. Nice pics.

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    1. Kiwi - Yes we got that trip in before the snow started flying, today would have been tough fishing for sure

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  3. Had a great time. The soup was amazing as was the chili. Beautiful pics Mark. See you guys soon.

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    1. AT - Nice to see you again, Sandra was pleased that everyone enjoyed the soup. Here to more fishing together in 2014

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  4. It was nice spending some time fishing with you gents. The soup was welcomed a oh so good.
    Thanks.

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    1. Alan - thanks for the Chili and glad you enjoyed the soup. Nothing tastes better than something hot on a cold day! Thanks for including me in the yearly tradition and here's to a new year filled with days on the water with friends

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  5. Mark
    Those are some absolute stunning images of that stream in the dead of winter. The ice can be dangerous but yet so beautiful on streams this time of year. That brown trout in worth framing; the meal doesn't look all that bad either, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks Bill, even though winters here are cold and icy, I've always enjoyed them and their quite beauty.

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  7. Nicely done! The icicles hanging off those rocks...cold!

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  8. Thanks LQN and Happy New Year !

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  9. I had a great time fishing on the 1st with you guys. Thanks for the hot soup.

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  10. Nice job helping to keep alive a fine tradition.

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