Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring is in the Air

- The Melting Begins -
We've experienced a record snowfall this winter and the rivers and streams in New England will benefit. After two months of brutal cold temperatures and multiple 1+ foot snow storms, warmer temps have started the process of melting the ice on the streams and the snow in the woods.

I took advantage of the warmer air temps and went searching for open water this past week on the local trout streams.


While not expecting much action from the fish in water running at 33 degrees fahrenheit, I did see winter stones, a caddis and midges hatching.


 It is also nice to see the local wildlife waking up and searching for food. This mink looked as happy as I felt in his search for the next meal.


Trudging through 3 feet of snow in the woods in boots and waders was a bit of a challenge, but enjoyable none the less.


After 2 1/2 months, it's good to see flowing water again. It's good to feel the flow over my legs. It's good to fling a bug in the flow and watch it drift. The fish will come next...