The river wasn’t quite as ice free as expected

Skim ice was pretty much shore-to-shore when Alex and I launched his boat just before 7 this morning, and for the first couple hours, 90% of our fishing was done with the line straight up and down through small openings in the ice, as it was pretty much impossible to cast. Kind of like […]

Three weeks later…

Due to the weather, I had not been able to get out fishing since Christmas Eve. But we saw a narrow window of potentially prime conditions between daybreak and eleven this morning, and headed out to take advantage of it.

The forecast called for temps near 60 at 6AM, falling to below freezing by noon, […]