|-- Winter Solstice 2013 --|
The winter solstice is my favorite day. It's the turn of the season and as the days get longer, spring is on the doorstep.
It's been about a month since I've wet a line, and with Matt back from school for the Christmas break, I dragged him kicking and screaming out to our local river.
Temperatures have been very cold this year and many of the local ponds are already iced over so we weren't sure if there would be open water. With today's temp reaching the mid 50's and the sun out, we had no excuses not to get out.
After about 40 minutes, we swapped locations and I hooked up on an 8 inch rainbow with a size 22 zebra midge. Got the fish about 5 feet from the net and it executed a flawless long distance release.
Overall, a great day on the water.
God bless and wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
One closing note, in case you where living under a rock this fall. The Boston Red Sox won the World Series!