Yesterday I finally took advantage of the warm front that has been blowing out all of the steelhead rivers back home, but has been making for some great fishing weather in SWMT, and ran up to the Ruby. A small stream compared to the other local waters, the Ruby is very intimate and as a tailwater that acts like a freestone has nice trout and is unfrozen all winter. It's a great escape when it is above the 0 degree mark, and especially nice on days like yesterday when there isn't a gust of wind. As I was leaving I checked the weather to find a winter storm warning, and went ahead as planned. I got lucky and enjoyed 2 hours of calm, warm fishing and ran into the nasty on my way home.
|Winter water, slower is better.|
|Better than the couch|