For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, February 1, 2013
I turned the calendar this morning. February. This is a good month of the year, at least for me. I look forward to the groundhogs forecast as to the arrival of Spring. February is also my birth month, and we can't forget Valentines Day. Sports wise it's Super Bowl time, and the long awaited start of major league baseball camps. We also honor a couple of great Presidents, Washington and Lincoln.
February is also the last full month of the winter. Meteorological winter ends March 5th. It's also a good month to start fishing a few streamers. As the streams start to inch up a degree or two in temps it also increases the chance of a trout looking to eat a good solid meal. Fish small streamers, sizes 10 and 12. Fish them slowly, and don't hesitate to fish them even in places where you think there are no trout.
There are about 7 or 8 places in this photo where a streamer would be hit. Try fishing small marabou streamers, or a sparse tied bucktail.
This wild jewel took a streamer in the pool above. Can you guess where?
February also brings increased daylight, and one really notices it by the end of the month. More daylight, more time to grill......chicken, or beef?