Sunday I managed to sneak out in the afternoon to entice a few brookies and have some coffee on a rare 65 degree February Day. The water was high, sun was warming the water on every pool, and the air temp was t shirt approved. There was even a strong mayfly hatch. It would be a perfect combination for active brookies looking up.....wrong. Most bizarre conditions and behavior I have ever experienced. Trout were not in their obvious, suspected holding positions for a day like today. My friend started out throwing dries due to the hatches on the water, but not even a sniff of his dry nor did I see a trout rise to any insects all day. The mayflies picked a good day to come off the water. Fishing was slow and every fish I caught came from multiple slow drifts at the head of pools. That fly had to basically sit on the bottom of the pool for a good while before a fish would pick it up. Even though the fish were few and far in between, it was a great day to be out on the water and enjoying a good cup of joe.
Wrapped up the day with some breakfast for dinner. Not a bad way to round out a Sunday.