Monday, April 13, 2015

Fun weekend

The family had a good weekend.  Nice walk on the local rail trail started Sunday well.  As usual the little girl was off like a shot but faded at the end... 

While the boy had to play with every stick along the way "hunting deer monsters"... but still had gas in the tank when the walk was over.  He's a diesel engine like his dad... the girl child is shot out of a cannon, like her mom.

But, the trail goes past a lake we sometimes go fishing for blue gills and other sunfish with the kids.  the ice came off just yesterday, and the part of the pond on the other side of the trail was still ice covered - with no sign's of life in the water at all.  Today, the only plan was to throw rocks into the pond :)

That evening Rosemary had me go fishing to hit the reboot button before work.  I only had an hour, but it was enough to hit a local native stream about a 10' drive away.  The water was flowing well and clear as can be.

I always really liked this spot.  It fishes best with a little less flow - you often can entice a native brookie or wild brown to take in that seem between the two currents.

Just above here is a great elbow bend of a pool.  The winters ice washed out a root ball, but did still leave another in a new spot.  I lost a really sizeable fish based on the "flashes" but a few casts later got this nice little wild fish with vibrant spots and great blue halo's.

That smooth water and the right side bank just below my fly line is a really sweet spot to drift a dry... but today, nothing would be coaxed to rise... or take a swung fly.

I hope you all had a great weekend!
Be well - Will


  1. Sounds like a blast. I love when my weekends include family explorations and fishing. I'm sure you do as well.

  2. It was a dandy weekend in NE wasn't it!

  3. Love stick hunting.
    Good times outdoors.