The photos attached are only a smattering of the fish I managed to bring to hand today as these were all taken on the built in memory on my digital camera, or later with my IPhone (didn't even remember I had it in my pocket till near the end of the day). That's right, I left the house without a memory card in my camera, what a toolbox. Fortunately I had my phone with me or else I might not have had any photos for today's post.
The mild weather has had the fish on the bite and today was everything I could have asked for considering I've been cooped up like a chicken for the past 3-4 weeks.
As you can see I had a nice mixed bag of holdover and wild medium sized browns with a few bows in the mix. I did manage to stick a couple of nicer fish that were in the 19 inch class, only one however made film.
As for bugs, there were some midges mid afternoon, and loads of winter caddis on the rocks dancing around. I stayed underneath all day, drifting small weighted midges and winter stones in a tight line rig in water that was medium paced and riffled. I'd say half of my catch fell to my Winter Stone in black while the other half fell to various beaded midge larva.
Enjoy the last day of warmer weather while you can, as winter is finally coming and staying for a bit later this week. The only nice thing is the stones are getting active earlier than normal this year so adjust accordingly.