to cold to fish

by | Dec 23, 2011 | 0 comments

Skating the Lake

 Molly, the dogs and myself took off from the house for a ski this afternoon, once it warmed up from the 25 belows zero night.  We hit a high of 10 degrees today….whoppee…..these temps feel colder than normal for this time of the year…..our wood pile is shrinking, but we have 5 cords.   

When the snow doesn’t fall in Montana, the temps will.  Fishing just hasn’t been an option.  Sure, you could down to the Madison, catch a few trout and all the while have to break ice out of your guides.  Bullshit, if you ask me.  I love to fish in the winter, but would rather wait for the warmer temps of February.  On warmer days, with temps hovering around 35 degrees, fishing is awesome. Winter angling is, well, not for the faint of heart.  At 6000 feet, the upper Madison is very cold – 35 degrees.  If the wind blows, even a little, I would rather watch EPL and drink beer on my days off.  Or take the skiis out for a cruise and some turns.    

For now, we ski….

Skiing.....when it's too cold to fish.