We spent a great day on the streams on Thursday of this week. Despite a slow drive North on snow and ice-covered roads, we were pleasantly surprised to see our streams back in great shape. Given the floods of earlier this week we weren’t sure what we’d find. I haven’t seen them off-color and high-“er” for over a year, making for some fun fishing. All the pocket water was back and fish were eating all day, keying in on smaller streamers and soft hackles and midge trailers. Hopefully this spring we continue to get regular moisture to keep these streams in good shape through the season.
We ended the day at the Upper Iowa casting Ryan’s new switch rod. You could tell the river had been up about 5 feet higher just days ago from where we were standing. It provided a great setting to give the set up a try.
As always, we’re looking forward to the next trip up.