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itchmesir 01-09-2013 12:32 AM

Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Amazing weather gracing us here in the DA right now.. Jan 1st was C&R opener for Minnesota.. Needless to say so far I had been 0-3... Hopes were getting low... So I headed to one of my favorite streams in hopes it would break my skunk..

Arrived at the spot to see that not a soul has fished it yet.. Thick ice shelves lined the stream with narrow lanes left open where the water was fast enough... clear as can be.. could see bottom of most holes without needing even the shades...

Overall was a good outing.. Caught 4 fish(2 brown.. 2 brook) over the course of about 4 hrs.. and now i'm sore.. It's nice to be first.. But it sucks blazing the trail through all the snow..

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060888.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060894.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060903.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060906.jpg

diamond rush 01-09-2013 07:38 AM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Those are beautiful pictures. You're making me homesick.

I love winter season in MN. Too bad I live in NC now. I was fishing one of my favorite streams in Jan two years ago. Came back in March and could still see my old tracks in places and nobody else's.

Thanks for sharing!

itchmesir 01-10-2013 06:21 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Got out again today.. Absolutely amazing day to be streamside

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060914.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060918.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...s/P1060913.jpg

mcnerney 01-10-2013 06:29 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Love those photos, sure makes sitting here indoors a little more tolerable! LOL!

Larry

itchmesir 01-10-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Thanks Larry... Was in the low 40s today.. Now it's raining.. Hopefully everything is not blown out tomorrow! Otherwise I'll be joining ya in only being able to enjoy pictures

Mnflyfish 01-10-2013 09:00 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
where bouts is that if i may dare ask? it looks very familiar..any chance its down here in SE MN?

itchmesir 01-10-2013 09:23 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Yes it is in the minnesota driftless

ted4887 01-10-2013 09:50 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Haha, I recognize that spot! Didn't we both hang up around a half dozen flies in that last summer?

itchmesir 01-10-2013 10:00 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
Didn't lose a single fly in that hole today ^.^

ted4887 01-10-2013 10:30 PM

Re: Winter Time.. And The Livin' Is Easy
 
I don't see that vine hanging around anywhere. Did you cut it down or something before you fished the run (I've thought about doing it many times!)


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