Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A long dry spell...

I'm finally getting around to wetting a line after a long dry spell, but not here in New Jersey. Extremely hot temperatures here in the northeast put an early end to my trout fishing in New Jersey early in June. As a personal rule I stop fishing when water temps near 70 degrees. I started seeing those numbers on a regular basis by mid June so I'm giving the trout a break until the fall. Things heated up a little early this year. While doing some stream inmprovement work last month I observed close to a hundred fish stacked like cordwood at the outflow of a small cold water feeder creek. I usually don't see that behavior in these parts until the peak of summer in late July or August.
Where am I fishing? The promised land of trout fishing... Montana! At the moment I a sorting through a mountain of gear to get ready for next week's trip. After almost a month without a fly rod in my hand I'm going through withdrawals.


  1. MONTANA!!! That's great. Hope you get on a ton of fish, and take even more pictures. That's beautiful country out west, enjoy fishing vicariously through others as much as I can.

  2. Should be a cool trip! I'll be passing through northern Montana in early August on my way to Washington, looking forward to it.

  3. I tied up some of your bluegill foam flies, beautiful and fish great...glad you are back on line. Paul