Spent a couple afternoons this week out on the river and am pretty excited to see trout starting to move into their winter runs. Fishing was good, headed to great real fast I think. Scuds are of course a constant food item on the menu at the River Benthos Cafe' during the winter. Also picked up fish on midge and black fly larvae imitations.
Remembering to slow down your drift at this time of year is critical to catching good numbers of winter trout. Checking new winter trout runs periodically can pay off big too as water levels are low and runs that may have been standards in the past may be weak now.
Had a great flurry with sun peaking through one of the days and stood in awe, taking in the raw beauty that I'm pretty sure I was one of just a few to observe. I guess that is one of my favorite reasons for winter fishing it that is so surreal, quiet, unique. It is well worth the occasional discomfort to be a part of something so incredible. Get out there and be a part of it!