Suspended animation

Suspended animation

The river looks like the river the first week of April, except for the overnight lows.  There’s no true snowpack left, just some old ice in the shadows down by the water and a skin of snow from a few scattered flurries.  The river was a bit green from run-off this...
Warm up wader up

Warm up wader up

The first fish was the biggest fish I’d have a shot at.  It’s a happy circumstance, sure, but after you’ve been away from the river awhile – be it a week or a three months – it almost seems unfair.  If only I’d had a few trout to warm up on…  It was a good brown...
Thaw a’coming

Thaw a’coming

Winter Guide Trip Special: 6 hours, hot chili (or alternative), one or two people, $300.  Includes potential non-guaranteed adventures such as: blocked rivers, saws, tow straps, shovels, and twenty-inch trout.  We seriously love to fish in the winter, and we’ll do so...
Having some fishing

Having some fishing

For a few days anyway, we’ve been having some fishing.  The many ice dams broke up,  a few pipes thawed out, and the trout have been somewhat active.  Somewhat active, I think, is about all that one can hope for coming off a very cold week.  It sure was nice to...
Tying Weather

Tying Weather

One of the tricks to fishing lap:  When you cross Stephan Bridge, walk the centerline.  Don’t peek over the edges as if you might see a trout.  Sure you might see one spook, but that’s not the game.  Walk the centerline and then throw a leg over the guard rail and...