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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
"First Day" 2018 A Tradition Continued
Hot coffee sitting on the computer table and my fingers fully thawed. It is now that I'll tell you about our annual tradition of fishing on New Years Day. We knew it was going to be cold but the reality hit when I stepped out of my car. That first breath was a shock. I believe the air temp at 10:30 am was 6 degrees, and by the end of the day it had reached a balmy 11. It may have been our worst day as far as catching went but it still was great to walk and fish and talk together on the first day of the year.
I stopped at a stream we fish before meeting Kirk and Mark. It was a beautiful winter sight.
You see that bent hemlock, there's Pete's pool. It was virtually iced over...Pete your brookies are safe until you go after them in the spring.
Some open water...I love to fish riffles and that I did. At one point I thought I had a strike but it was just the bottom.
Now folks I don't suggest doing this. Kirk in somewhat of a precarious position. He was snaking a fly down under the ice and hoping for a response.
It was about 12:30 when we called it a day...walked back to the parking lot and fired up the stoves. There was hot chicken soup and beef stew and lots of "Hot" coffee. A tradition started back in 2010 continued....thanks guys.