A semi-coherant collection of ramblings,misdealings, and Tom Foolery experienced in pursuit of Great Lakes Steelhead.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Well for three days in a row the Alarm lost the battle. I really didn't give it much hope this morning. I awoke just shy of 9 am to clear blue skies. The sun was a welcome sight and there was a moderate bite in the air. The lack of wind and warm sunshine had my hopes up for a late morning bite so I gathered up the gear and made a quick escape to the river. For the next hour I struggled to entice a take. Then it happened...the float dropped...I set...the GL3 loaded up...and as quick as it began it was over. Opportunities on days like today are far and few between. Knowing this quite well I worked my way back up to the top and called it a day. This mornings results didn't really surprise me. The river has been hit or miss the last couple of weeks. It has been on or completely shutdown. It was nice to feel the sun on my face and breathe some cold clean air. Any opportunity to spend some quality time on the river in January is certainly a gift. I really wanted to load the GL3 up again and put her through the paces but it wasn't meant to be. Can't wait to return in the coming weeks and try again.