Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Skunked Night Fishing and Lack of Tying.

Tis the season for skunked fishing days and holiday busyness getting in the way of tying and fishing.  I did get out last Friday for some night time striper fishing on the 10 wt, but I don't think they are in the river just yet.  Giving it until mid December to give it another try.  Was fishing with waders and a t shirt at night though which was odd.  Was still sixty degrees at 10 pm.  Fast forward 24 hours and it was 19 degrees.  Woke up this morning to scraping ice off the windshield to get to work.  Looks like winter is upon Virginia a little early this year, but I do enjoy me some winter fishing.  The skunked trips seem to be a little more frequent in the winter, but I seem to dredge up my biggest SNP brookies in the winter.  Winter is also the time to hook up with a musky in their wintering holes.  Here's to a Happy Thanksgiving and the beginning of some winter fly fishing.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Post Spawn Brookies

I went out last Saturday for a half of a day fishing.  The brookies were in the post spawn stage I believe and were pretty difficult to find.  The ones I did manage to catch were deep and small for this stream.  Still a fun day to get a break from the routine of work all day and then work on MBA in the evening routine.

Good day to get out still though with a friend.  Thanks for reading.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall is in full swing

The fall colors are peaking in VA right now.

With all the cooler temps, my musky fever has kicked in a little and I've been tying up a lot of these.

But with all these thoughts of musky, I think I'm going to still get up into the mountains this weekend to enjoy some of the colors and chase a few brookies.  They should be done spawning and all recuperated.