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Old 01-06-2012, 10:12 AM
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The weather broke yesterday. Monday/Tueday/wednesady were horrible. Temp's. hovered in the single digits, and winds gusted up to 40 mph. I walked out of my high school on Thursday afternoon, and the temperature was a balmy 36 degrees. 35 minutes after walking out of the building, I was in my boots casting on a local stream called Brush Creek, my dress clothes under the waders. The water was amazingly 39 degrees, and was flowing beautifully. It gets dark here around 5 PM now, so I only got about an hour's fishing in, but I did catch one nice little Brownie on a #16 Bead Head Prince Nymph (It was the smallest I could see to tie on, as I had forgot my magnifier specs).

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Old 01-06-2012, 10:45 AM
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Looks like a healthy, plump little bugger! I hope to get out next week all our rivers/tribs are looking ok although snow melt is the darkhorse right now.
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Homer: Congrats on the great looking Brownie! We have had just the opposite here in SE Wyoming, it has been in the low 30's at night and pushing 50 in the afternoons, very unusual for this time of year. Even more amazing is that normally when the temps come up the wind starts howling, but strangely enough not this week. Unfortunately, the water is all frozen around here, at least locally. The nearest tailwater is a 2 hour drive.
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Congrats Homer..I will wait for my first trout this year for while
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:15 AM
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Homer: Congrats on the great looking Brownie! We have had just the opposite here in SE Wyoming, it has been in the low 30's at night and pushing 50 in the afternoons, very unusual for this time of year. Even more amazing is that normally when the temps come up the wind starts howling, but strangely enough not this week. Unfortunately, the water is all frozen around here, at least locally. The nearest tailwater is a 2 hour drive.
Thanks! We are very lucky here. Its a rare year that here is Somerset County, PA, the stream freeze up entirely....unlike Erie. But in afew months the F&G dept. will close the streams to all fishing. Only those they don't stock will be open...and I know a few native Brookie filled rills that will be fair game...C&R only of course!
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That is a chunkster. Like the little splash of gold on the chin. Nice mrfzx! milt.
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That is a nice looking fish Homer; I think that picture has motivated me to get out on the Lower Madison tomorrow for a while if the wind stays down. My work took me over to the Yellowstone River yesterday and it is in good shape for January in Montana! BTW, I just got some great looking furled leaders from Mike Morin of Cutthroat Leaders and am anxious to give them a try. Thanks for the photo..
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Thats a nice fish anytime of the year! I have to get out!!
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Healthy looking winter time pig. Very nice!
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