Saturday, March 21, 2009

First Days of Spring


Today was the warmest day this spring. I decided to check out the local spring creek and look for early dark stoneflies.


I found the creek in a very nice shape and pretty clear. While getting ready to do some quick exploratory casting, I noticed sporadic stonefly activity. No trout activity was visible, though.


I did not want to make any conclusions before checking out some more productive stretches. Stoneflies tend to be localized on this silty creek, and when I reached my little 'secret' spot, I was greated with the flurry of trout activity. It was getting warm, and I just could not resist putting waders on and getting several trout before a kayaker paddled over a pod of trout and put them down for awhile.

It was nice to be on the water after the long winter and great little wild browns again.

7 comments:

DryFlyWaters.com said...

Great post. I can not wait to hit the water this spring. I am an avid fly fisherman and artist.

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hello DryFlyWaters and thanks for stopping by... I just checked out your blog and the web site, it looks very nice!

This has been a tough winter, and it is good to know that it is almost over.

Vlad

Cameron Mortenson said...

Vlad...excellent to see you on the water again...with a trout brought to hand. Very nice!

BLUEANGLER said...

Hey wonderful! Vlad.

Glad to see the spring creek and the action is on! Good for you! Those trout are so colorful!You might want to take more photos! : )

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks guys, I will take more pictures next time. This quick, exploratory fishing was unplanned, but I am sure glad I was out yesterday.

Jay said...

My first trip will be in mid May.
Jeez... can't wait!

flyfishingunlimited said...

Jay, it probably feels far away, but May will come soon! It sure is one of the best months for fishing...