17 November 2015
Winter came around these parts fairly sudden. It came in the form of heavy wet snow, which is fantastic. Let it snow-let it snow.
As of Sunday there was sheet ice forming around the lakes, but anglers reported chugging through it with their waders and tubes. If this weather keeps up it will be an early ice season, if you remember last year we did not have safe fishing ice till around Christmas. I’ll keep you all up to date on ice conditions as they arise.
Only one hitch, I’ll be taking some time off starting Thanksgiving. Yesterday was my 13 year anniversary to my significant other, and she and I will be getting married. That’s right another fisherman bites the dust. Rosenberg will keep the office up and up on ice conditions if you feel the need to call and ask, but I will be out of the office until December 14th.
Fishing reports ranged widely lately. Some folks managed excellent catches while others managed lots of smaller fish. Either way I seems from all reports the action has been solid despite the cold morning temperatures. One angler on Sunday reported catching and releasing 4 trout over 21 inches and the one he weighted tipped the scales at 5.5lbs. Using beadheaded flies and a small spilt shot to fish in 18” of water of so. He said he stopped counting at twenty fish. Another angler reported black being the color of choice but couldn’t break the 15” mark on the many fish he caught and released.
I did not receive any reports from Embom. Which means there is still 500 pounds of 2-10 pounders swimming around. First week of ice season should be spectacular.
Good luck fishing, and Happy Holidays from the Fish Crew.