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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Making The Best Of It
Fishing has been a hit or miss situation this early spring. For the most part conditions on the days I've ventured out have been OK. As far as weather issues and water conditions I can not complain, well maybe a little, with the wind that is. As far as catching is concerned the score has been mostly disappointing. I contribute this to the night time temperatures. Nights have allowed the mercury to fall below freezing and the daytime temps take awhile to rebound, this makes for slow insect activity as well as very little fish feeding.
It was my last outing on Saturday that I finally found active fish. It was afternoon when I located some small brookies that were willing to take a starling and purple soft-hackle. This fly worked probably because of the small stoneflies that were about. That little frenzy lasted about a half hour and then shut off.
Moving down a bit I fished a great run. I managed to bring a fish close to hand but it was not to happen.
I moved onto the other side of the log and tangled with this lady.
Luckily she did not free herself, judging by the way she is hooked a mere shake and he would have been gone. So as we move on into April, hopes are high.