Saturday, January 19, 2013

Between the Ice. Winter trout.

With an extended forecast for frigid temps Andy and I figured we oughta hit a trout stream before the pools ice up. We found some pools completely sheeted but enough fairways to get to a few brown trout. The best water on this stream are the big slower water pools – also the first water to ice up in winter. We tossed buggers and zebras. All our fish gobbled the bugger. Low and slow. Pretty good winter trouting.

3 comments:

  1. John
    What size buggers and midges? Was there any hatch, or did you just try both patterns by chance? Thanks for sharing

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  2. Hi Bill - size 10 buggers/Dirty Mops. Size 14 zebra midges. We trailed a bugger with a midge. I'm sure the midge nymphing would have produced fish had we nymphed without the bugger (better dead drift) and perhaps even drifted some smaller zebras. No hatches.

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  3. And no ticks to boot. Can't beat the year round season out there. Great job getting after em in the cold.

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