The opener of the Minnesota Winter Trout Season came yesterday morning wrapped in sub-zero temperatures. I received a few reports from the brave souls who ventured out in the cold to ring in the new year and break ice out of their guides. In a nut shell, here is what they reported;
Snow in the southeast is relatively deep along the streams and rivers making for difficult but enjoyable walking. Ice shelving dominates the slow water edges and pools so be careful when walking on these shelves. Spiked boots and rubber soles are preferred for this time of year for traction and stability. No fish were caught by those who dropped me a report but all were heading back out today to give it another try.

I tied flies yesterday next to my wood burning stove and thought about fishing. I’m getting older, but I’m getting better…………at tying flies.

Cheers, and Happy New Year.