|Hemlock Creek flows into this river|
We had some snow yesterday morning, a common occurrence lately but I was going fishing and that was not a bother. It was late morning when I left, the drive to the stream was not bad. The real issue came when I arrived. The town had done an outstanding job on clearing the roads, but they did not clear any roadside turn-offs. A 4 wheel drive would have no problem but a little Honda just would not cut it. I drove around until I found a spot where I could park, and that was a half mile hilly walk. I grabbed my gear and was off to Hemlock Creek.
Another tributary to the river above. I fished it once and don't think I caught anything.
Walking to where the trail starts and Hemlock Creek was right where I had left it in sunnier days.
I found some receptive brook trout in the pools. They were not tentative, and took the fly with authority, several fish dancing in the air.
No one here but the snow, the stream and me. Winter angling can be so peaceful.
An outstanding specimen of a very healthy stream. When you focus on this brook trout you can see why I call them jewels.
No prints here but mine. And another accomplishment this day was that I never slipped on the snow or into the water.