Monday, March 8, 2010
WI Trout C&R Opener
Today it was overcast and chili on the water, not terrible for a day off from work, but it could have been warmer or less windy. Their was a good wind that was blowing up-river which didn't help things for a first fishing excursion of the year. After spending so many hours on the Brule last fall, I had forgotten how skinny and clear my little local trout water is. Wow! Guess I am getting used to bigger waters, thanks to the Brule and Montana rivers. The snow along the banks was also deeper and heavier then I had anticipated, but nothing to stop anyone with any decent sense of balance from getting out. Jen used my 4wt Winston rod and I opened the season with my custom 5 weight bamboo rod hoping for some magic.
The lessons learned today were 1) leave a little earlier in the morning then we did to get a spot on the water, 2) my left foot of my waders has a small leak, 3) packing a lunch for the drive home would have been nice (I can only eat so many of those health food bars in one day before I getting tired of them), and 4) don't forget the cigars again (it's proving to be bad luck for me).