Winter, January, about this time most of us had enough. Looking at the calendar only 4 days left. February has got to be kinder.
This is a reflection on a couple of visits to a small brook. These were both in January, about 12 days apart. The first visit found the stream in good shape. The ice had all melted and a warm front pushed through giving a wonderful few hours of angling. Brook trout were active and were taken in most places, on a variety of flies. The dry fly was in use and managed to bring a few to the surface.
Since that last outing everything changed. The arctic door was opened and we were in the deep freeze. It's been about 10 days since that cold spell, and yesterday I paid a visit to that stream. As you can see the ice is pulling back, making for some nice lanes. I did not fish yesterday, but I may today.
This wild jewel was taken on a dry fly 12 days ago.
Hope you can get out there today, there is a thaw in the air before more cold sets in. We will be waiting on your report!ReplyDelete
I drove to a stream, but came right back home. I was pretty sick and would have been wiser to stay in bed.
love that first shot.ReplyDelete
clouds, colors. and spooky trees.
I am totally jealous. Here in Ohio between the freezing cold and snow everything has been blown out when we get the opportunity to fish.ReplyDelete
It's pretty much the same here. I've been lucky to get a day in. Brutal weather.
I can see where some stealth would be needed to fish a stream this narrow and shallow. Thanks for sharing another beautiful stream with us
Caution, maybe some camo. Even if it doesn't work we have fun.
I've read that when the head of a trout seems too big for it's body that it's in poor physical condition or there is a lack of forage and it's an older trout than body size would lead you to believe. The little guy you have pictured here seems to fit that description or maybe it's just the camera playing tricks with angles. January isn't going out quietly in these parts, hopefully next month brings some winter relief.ReplyDelete
Very observant. That is true, he seems to be lacking times at the table. I have some thoughts on that and will bring it up on a future post.
As much as most of us have had enough of winter spring is only right around the corner. Glad to see you got out and found some fish. Nice post.ReplyDelete
The Red Sox report to spring training in about 17 days.
Beautiful photos, as usual. Really like the sky shot. I always consider February as the first month of Spring, Hope it's a wonderful month for you and your streams.ReplyDelete
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I can remember some very nice days in February.