Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Found Some

In these last weeks it has bee very hard to find soft water, that is water that is open. The nights have been in the single numbers and the day not much better with highs at about 20. To go with these cold temps we have had snow events which have put a white blanket down a blanket that will be around for weeks. I'm not complaining though for I see it as insurance we'll have water flowing nicely in our streams. A good snow pack with a slow thaw will put the melt into the water reserve.

Yesterday Jeanette and I took a drive to see if we could find some open water. This was going to be a walking, and photo session, no fishing. After checking a few places we finally found some water that was open and could be fished if one wanted to.

The waters in these streams hit the bell as far as clarity. Along with blue skies and the crisp air it was a winter scene to top all.


A familiar run. This looks wonderful. I guess we picked a good day to walk. The forecast is for a "nor'easter" Thursday with some hefty snow totals............ Back to the vise.


There is actually naked ground on the right, nature will fix that soon enough.



18 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a beautiful day to be out walking in the woods. I haven't even given a thought to trout fishing in the last month as it seems our nighttime temperatures have been at or below zero for way too long now.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      With exception of the wind it was near perfect for this time of year.
      It's been a tough winter so far in the east.

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  2. I've forgotten what it's like to hold a fishing rod. I've replaced the rod for a hockey stick for now.

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    1. Peter Carlson,
      Thanks.
      A hockey stick will serve you well now.
      Perhaps next week you can use the fly rod.

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  3. Alan - Congratulations, finding open water these days is indeed challenging! But I won't complain, it really is a beautiful landscape out there and it is winter in New England

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I guess that's the trade off. Beauty outdoors comes in many forms.
      Maybe fishing next week?

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  4. Alan
    Beautiful images that would look good on canvas. When will this winter finally end? The 80's was the last time we had temps this cold in the south. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Well I don't keep records but I can't remember a spell of frigid cold as such in many years.

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      I'll give winter that.

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  6. Excellent pictures, looks cold out there.

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    1. John,
      Thanks.
      Cold for sure. But brilliantly sunny.

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  7. Won't be long Brk Trt until the rivers are thawed and running wide open!!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
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      For sure Pete. I would love to see several days near 50.

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  8. Beautiful pictures Alan. As asthetically pleasing as those winter shots are I'm still ready for Spring and some good old green grass as well as trees with leaves!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      I agree, winter seems to hang on to long.

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  9. Alan, one of the great things about your blog is not only the wonderful fishing techniques and tools that you share with us readers, but also, the great photography that is here also. Your Blog Header today is stunning. Wish I were there!

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      I love photography. It's almost as nice as a wild brook trout.

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