Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shirtsleeve Day

Monday was the day we finally did it. We broke the 70 degree barrier, topping out at a balmy 75. It was so nice.

This is one of my favorite photos of the year. It marks the first day of the season that I can fish comfortably in shirtsleeves.

The fish were still up and hungry. I caught a few, but spent most of my time trying to get a good photo of a fish jumping.

It's quite a challenge, and I didn't accomplish my goal. But I'll keep trying. It adds an enjoyable extra dimension to the day's fishing, and produces some surprising results.

As usual, I took a shore break. The trees were full of noisy Flickers. I got the first mosquito bite of the year. The buds are swelling overhead, and very soon the new leaves will cast a green haze over the woods.

I fished, and juggled rod and camera, caught beautiful little trout, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

With the coming of dusk, it got a little chilly.

I actually had to roll my shirtsleeves down.


  1. Great shots Jim! I thought you did a great job with the jumping trout pics , I know just how hard it really is. Looks like you had a wonderful day of fishing judging from those fish pics , and in short sleeves to boot!

    1. Thanks! I still hope to get a jumping fish shot actually in focus.