Thursday, March 10, 2011

Snow Day Stockers.

The sound of my ring tone awakens me slightly before six a.m. and I know exactly who is on the other end of the line. It's the superintendent and he is calling off school for the day. I sly smile stretches across my face with the sudden realization that I'll be getting a few more hours sleep and a day of fishing in on an unexpected day off.

Regulated Water.

Fresh Snow.

Rigging up on an unplowed pull off, I got several jealous drive-byes from people on their way to work. Before long I was making my way through fresh powder  experiencing the deep silence of a morning stroll in the woods. Upon sliding into the icy water, I spotted several pods of fish intermingling with holdovers of all shapes and sizes. Easy pickings. 

Fresh Stockers. 

The Early Stone Made a Killing.

Nice Underwater Shot.

The Caddis Performed Work Too...

Finding Nemo Vampire Brown.

A Favorite Little Run.

Browns & Cold Hands.

Nice Deep Pool With Fish Holding in the Slow Outside Seam.

Holdover With Some Color.

The Pale Marble Trout of Delaware.
Imagine Yourself in Slovenia. 

Nice Sized Bow.

As my snow day slowly came to an end, I was thankful for a weekday on the water, a few extra hours sleep, and a consistently tight line. 

Who Needs Fins to Swim?

Slab of a Bow With A Fresh Stub.


AZWanderings said...

Beautiful fish on a beautiful day. Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.


Mark Kautz said...

Wow, a snow day and good fishing. How cool is that?


Dub The Thorax said...

congrats. looks like you had a great time. I have to say, I really love that early stone. I just tried tying up a few but I actually used black CDC instead of starling. (read craven's article on using CDC for nymphs so I decided to test it out) they turned out pretty nice. now I'll have to test them out.

Mark said...


CDC will really come alive in the water column, it will look great as an emerger (bubble) and as a soft hackle once its saturated, best of luck with it

Unknown said...

Fantastic underwater shots.