Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Watch, tomorrow will be calm and beautiful. Today was windy as hell.
I had almost decided to bring the canoe today instead of the float tube. That would have been the wrong move. I continue to be impressed with the float tube in these conditions. You can go wherever you want to go without too much extra effort.
It makes for a fun ride when you're bobbing over swells like these.
I worked a variety of flies--leeches, soft hackles, and Chironimids mostly.
And I caught this pretty little rainbow, the first trout of the season.
Now the season is officially inaugurated.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Got baptized into the season by rain and wind.
I was stealing time, and had to watch the clock.
So I was just getting started when I had to leave. Still, there were fish jumping, the lake was up and looking good, and it was good to immerse myself in the new season, even if briefly.
For the rest of the day the weather put on a show.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
So I postponed the fishing, yet again, and tied a handful of flies instead. Chironimids, more or less.
In the morning I'll head up to the lake and try them out, along with the Micro Leeches I tied last week. I've decided to go ahead and take the float tube instead of the canoe. Today was calm, mild, and overcast, but dry. Seemed like perfect fishing weather. Tomorrow is to be cool and wet. Probably with a wind kicking up its heels. Maybe that will turn out to be perfect. I'll let you know.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Isaiah did well again. Fun to see him taking to a new sport. And fun to gain a new appreciation of that sport.