With local water deteriorating from down right cold to frozen it appears the stillwater fishing season has wound down. The float tube has been officially dry docked for the winter.
I last ventured out a couple weeks ago. Water temperatures at the time were around 42F but the air temperatures were much colder. Rod guides had to be swished in the water to clear the bulbs up of ice.
Despite the cold, it’s great time to fish. The trout are hungry and not nearly as discriminating as they can be in the summer.
It’s been a pretty good season – some great outings but never enough. The season flies by too quickly.