Jeff and I wanted to get out and give the Snake a try despite the cold weather we’ve been having this December. The air temp was hovering in the mid 30s so we dressed appropriately as fishing Stillwater is tough to do when you’re cold. We met on the water around 11 and proceeded to row out to 40′ of water where fij activity was noted at the bottom of the 44 degree water. Imagine that?!? The water was actually warmer than the air.
Jeff rigged up his usual double set up with Amber Ted butt chironomid with top chromie and I slipped on a black micro rabbit fur leech. It was fun reading the humminbird 120 fishin buddies when a fish would appear we would call out and usually Jeff would have the fish on his fly!
Jeff ended up with 6-7 fish and I had 3 the coloration of these winter fish was strikingly beautiful. Although we only could stand being out there for 3 hours it was a nice way to spend a few hours catching some pretty rainbow trout.