Musings about life in the outdoors.
watching and waiting and hoping...
for one rise
All day....for one chance
All day....for one cast
All day....for one fish
I'll gladly wait all day....
Again and again.
Les: Nice photo of Rainbow and prose...I also gladly wait all day.Your report on my blog about angling your spring creek and region is what I have experienced here also north of the border: challenging/ difficult conditions. I think it has been my most frustrating start to an angling season here in Alberta in the 20 yrs fishing it. Terrible weather, brutal wind, poor insect hatches until this past weekend. I've been out a lot with very little success. I took a bit of time off from work and then cursed myself for doing so as angling so poor. But Spring is here!
Bob, I'm sure there will be more fish and better conditions in our future. It sure has been a trying start to the season, especially for those of us that prefer to take our fish on top. The fish in this photo was my only chance that day, and it came after sundown. I didn't get another chance the following day, again, 'til after sundown. And, after creeping into position behind the fish, trying a cast, not liking the drift, and tying on more tippet....I broke the fish off. It was worth it.
Good to see you are spending your waking hours wisely! LOL There is sanity in the insane!bob
You know the saying about repeating a task and.....
Maybe why you were the only camper in Craig? My home river never did see many BWO's this spring, and none until a couple weeks ago. But, we are ever so close to early summer magic. Maybe lower water in June? Days are already long. I can taste the big mayflies, pond's, and caddis already! One month . . . hope they come.
Nah, I did end up with some company, but it was still quiet. Moderate boat traffic by the bobber crowd. Dry fly action was scant. Midges on the water in the morning, but the fish weren't on them. Had one evening with good conditions, but only found the one decent riser in the middle of a bunch of dinks. I walked by that bunch of fish three times before I was able to convince myself that there was a good one there. She didn't give herself away with her subtle riseforms. Got blown off the other two evenings. Nothing doing during the day.
Waiting and watching here in Jasper Alabama as well for the RAIN TO CEASE---no trout fishing at all on the Sip heavy generation---looking forward to a fishing report soon --thanks for sharing
Hi Bill, we're at the other end of the water extreme. Low snowpack and not much for rain. Makes for good conditions now, but, we'll pay for it later this summer.
Did a lot of soft hackle swinging this spring here in eastern Idaho. Lot's of wind on some days when the hatches were really trying to come off - much patience needed to avoid nymphing or streamers
It's challenging, especially after a string of tough days. Sight nymphing can be entertaining and quite productive, but I don't appreciate it nearly as much as at take on top. Thanks for the input!
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