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Fished a west side trib a little over a week ago (sorry for the late report, but have just been working to much to type this up) with some success. The air temp was 43 degrees! Forgot my thermometer, so I'm not sure on the water temp. The mild temps were obviously noticed by most other anglers too because there were a total of 8 cars parked between two different landings. Anyway, the water level was actually a bit high and pretty dirty. Visibility was less than 2'. I fished from 9:30am - 11:30am, throwing nymphs and nukes. I landed two small bows on the nymph pattern and one small male (5-6lbs) on the nuke. He was a pretty active little fella and had some of the most beautiful colorings that I've seen in a long time, slightly tainted silver sides with the mild rainbow striping. That was it for the day. Boy, it sure was nice to get out and stretch a line. I don't think spring can get here soon enough!



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Thanks for the report!

The thermometer sits at 3F right now. Spring is a long way off.

Actually, these temps are almost cold enough for Toto and I to go fishing a NW Michigan river again. We LOVE those temps that are well below zero.........LOL!

The story behind that comment rests in our first fishing adventure together. We fished the Big Manistee and the temps in Wellston were -17F that frigid morning. We didn't catch any steelies, but browns from 10-15" kept us warm for a few hours.
Mitch,
Insanity it was. The last signs of frostbite were gone by late April........LOL!
Gunny,
Concerning your rapacious and unwarrented comment about my "better side".........Poop on you!!.............LOL!

Actually those photos of a guy or gal fishing taken from the "backside" do look good. However, the word good does not apply when the said backside is as wide as mine has gotten.........LOL!
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