Wednesday, January 6, 2016

To Cold To Eat

Though I will eat at just about any temperature, brook trout will not. It has been tremendously cold for the past few days here in CT, and the temperature of some of the smaller streams is very near 32. Despite the fact that it was fairly well above freezing this afternoon I was getting ice in my guide, and in many stretches of stream were way too icy to fish. I am almost certain that the next couple of warm days will fix that though... I hope!

The fish were incredibly slow. The would not move for a fly and they refused to spook like they normally do. The ones I spotted didn't move until I was less then 5 feet from them, then the slowly fell back into faster, more sheltered water. I wish I had taken a video, it was very cool to watch. The only fish picture today is en situ: 



8 comments:

  1. Props for getting out, but I think the best chance for catching fish now are in tail water fisheries. My little local stream was frozen up in a lot places as I drove by it today.

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    1. Yeah you are probably right about that.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed the time afield!

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  3. I was on the stream yesterday and found it similar. But there was a brief period where a few played. It was a nice afternoon just being out.

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    1. It is great to be fishing small streams in January!

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  4. They do have off days for feeding. Your rod guides tell the story. Nice photos and at least the sun is shining.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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