Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Day 2013

Pete, myself, Alan, Kirk, and John (L to R)
Continuing a New Year's Day tradition the small stream "crew" met to kick 2013 off.  This was the first year I was able join in.

Today was raw and gray and the fish seemed content to stay at home but a few fish were caught.  We all met back at the cars for a stream side lunch provided by Alan that was delicious and just what we all needed to warm up a bit.  A great way to kick off the new year fishing with friends old and new.

John with the first brook trout of 2013
Chef Alan working his magic over some chili and franks
Happy New Year to you from all of us !


  1. It was a great way to start off the new year!!Good Company, good food, courtesy of Chef Alan.
    The fishing was good, although the catching was a bit slow. A good time was had by all!!!!

  2. If I can get permission from the boss, I'll do this every year. Even though the fish weren't very cooperative, it was great to meet up and start the new year doing what we love to do.

  3. Mark
    If Alan is doing the cooking the food has got to be good. From the food images I have seen on his blog tell me this guy not only knows trout fishing but food too. What was the air temp where you guys were fishing. I would be shocked if we got any snow down this way this year. Thanks for sharing a great outing.

  4. Had a great time! Al's venison chili was awesome. Gotta do it again soon.

  5. It was a fine day guys.
    Some fish, food, good conversation, what better way to start 2013.

  6. All - Yes it was a very nice kickoff to 2013.

    Bill - the air temp was in the mid 30's but with the snow, I'm sure the water temp was quite cool. Wet flies seemed to be the ticket for the day all though I think that a few rising fish were seen buy the gang. Yes, Alan's chili was first rate and I have no doubt that as good as the pictures look on his blog, the food tastes even better - thanks again Alan !

  7. A great way to kick off the New Year! I saw the story first over at ssr and linked over to you- it looks like you guys have quite the crew. Best of luck in 2013!

  8. Peter - fresh air, good food, and fishing with some old and new friends. All around a great day. Best wishes to you as well

  9. Looks like a great group of guys with some fine vittles..

  10. Penbayman - yes on both counts

  11. I posted a comment on your friend's other site. You guys got a good thing going.
    And yes Jesus does help us catch fish I use his help all the time.