Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Fall Browner than Chrome

Well, it's January--the coldest month on average in my neck of the woods urban midwestern part of the country. That means that the fishing, like the metabolism of the fish around here, has slowed to a crawl. But it's a new year--2013--and that means the Mayan calendar thing didn't result in us being annihilated, and thus Fall 2012 wasn't my last chance at catching lake-run salmonids. Hopefully, 2013 will have even better Spring and Fall steelhead runs than we've seen before. There's at least more precipitation already than I can remember in all of 2012, so that should be a good sign. That's not to say 2012 wasn't good for fishing; in fact, I had 2 really awesome days last Spring where between 3 of us we hooked 50+ steelhead each day! That was phenomenal fishing. But the runs were early and short, meaning most of our hours of effort were not so handsomely rewarded.

So here's to looking forward to more chrome (among other fish) in 2013. *Gulp* Now, let's look at some pics from the past few months chasing salmonids on the Third Coast.

Bring on the chrome, 2013! (But I'll take all the other trouts you got, too)

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