Sunday, December 16, 2012

Frozen Fingers and Feeding Fish

It's mid December.  Layer up, pound the coffee, hope it get's above freezing, try not to slip when you cross the river.  Ice in the guides, "where's my gloves?"

Love those spots.

Time to bobber up put on that strike indicator, add a few split shot, and throw on a Pat's Rubberlegs.  It's winter time, and finally it feels like it.  Winter fishing ain't all bad, actually it can be quite good at times.  If you don't mind a few numb fingers here and there.

Vermont Trout Bum turned Montana Trout Bum - Chris working a good looking run.

For the folks that can't go more than a couple weeks without hitting the water, winter fishing is a necessity.  First, it helps to alleviate the "shack nasty's," "cabin fever," or whatever else you want to call it.  Second, winter fishing is strangely fun in it's own right.  The pace of it is slow, you can chat with your buddies, enjoy the day, watch the storms roll over the mountains.  The river is almost eerily quiet, and you won't have to fight anyone for your favorite riffle.

Whitefish, we'll be seeing a lot of each other.

At any rate it's going to be here for a while, might as well embrace it.  Besides, I can think of a lot of worse ways to spend a day off.  Enjoy it, after all do you really have a choice?    

How cold?  This cold.
Another one falls for the rubberlegs.
Until next time.  Stay warm, and stay classy San Diego.
 Went out today with Chris of the blog Vermont Trout Bum.  Check out the site, you will like what you see.

1 comment:

  1. I'm all for winter fishing. I have not tried rubber legs during the winter months...maybe I'm missing out! But, still doing well on midges and san juans. Here's to numb fingers!