Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Calm before the storm

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.

Cold Brown

Better than the couch

Made it home before this caught up to me.

7 comments:

  1. looks like a pig sticker in that fishes mouth. that flyed well here this fall/winter.

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  2. Yeah, that's funny you mention that I saw it in the grill of one of your fish on wff.com It's a crusher

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  3. that is a killer incoming front. holy sh*t. good to know the ruby stays open all winter. have you ever fished poindexter slough during the winter?

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  4. Ivan, I haven't but probably will this week if the weather stays decent. Should be good and not frozen.

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  5. i think i will be making a trip down to the slough post holidays. the waters around missoula tend to shut down during the winter, I figured the slough would be a solid winter option.

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  6. I would be interested to hear (and/or read) how your trip to the slough goes.

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  7. I'll be heading there in the next week or so and will throw up a report. Shoot me an email if you want more details.

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