Saturday, January 7, 2012

WINTER TO SPRING!......RED CRIMSON BUCKS AND CHROME HENS....AND BIG SPRING,,PA. BROOKIES AND BOWS!

( Big Spring wild brookie)
Hope you all had a great Holiday Season!. Our fam was away on the east coast visiting our mothers where I slaved away hours on completing my new book...no holiday for me!  We enjoyed great mild weather till we came back to Michigan!....snow...wind,,,snow. But it was 55F AND THE SNOW IS GONE....SPRING HAS SPRUNG?...duh!
Seriously, this is another global climate change snafu and we shall see what winter will bring.
 The Muskegon continues to fish 'excellent"- lots of fresh chrome hens and red crimson cheeked bucks. Some nice lake-run browns are starting to show. Trout are on tiny scuds, midge and caddis larvae and micro brassies...#18-22's.....water at 36F.....perfect for winter steelheading.


( the new and improved Big Spring.....looks like the days of Marinaro in the 40's...at least that is how it was described)
(various scuds for the day)
 ( Big Spring Hog Rainbow)
 Had a chance to fish my favorite spring creek in the hallowed limestone country of Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley- the beloved Big Spring Run. The new stream improvement work done by T.U/PB&FC/WATERSHED COUNCIL there has created wonders...lots of wild big rainbows and brookies...BUT!!!...lots of crowds like the old "ditch days back in the 80's". The PA rainbows are late fall, winter sapwners and were digging gravel along the newly installed deflector dams. It was nice to see fish in areas that were void for decades.
If you can get out, come and get a winter steelhead/trout fix..! in the coming weeks....and days are filling upo quick for spring!
 Cheers!