12-08-02 - FROZEN!
Rivers Fished: Root & Pike Rivers (including
the mouth on Lake Michigan)
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 12-8-02
Weather: Sunny and Clear
Air Temp: Mid 20's
Water Temp: 33F?
Water Color: icy
Fish Species: none
Pattern Fished: wolley
Pattern Color: purple tail, black hackle, purple krystal chenille
Fishing Quality: What Fishing?
Again, the rambling report from MP :) Sorry to
those of you who I did not call this weekend; I knew in my heart
it wasn't worth going out anyways...almost didn't go myself; just
a last minute decision.
Started at the Root River, about 2:00 pm. FROZEN.
Headed to the Pike River around; got there around
Headed to the mouth of the Pike River. FROZEN save
20 feet of open "deeper water" just at the end of the
river going into the lake. FISHED IT HARD. Saw Nothing. Snagged
Ice. Tried casting in the lake but the wind was the wrong direction
and the surf was far too strong. Line froze up to the point that
it was like casting beaded-chain. The tackle simply broke down in
these weather conditions. Bottom Line - TOO COLD. NO Fish Sighted,
NO Fish Taken.
However, came back with some pics as always. I
WILL NOT be heading out on the rivers again until we see a week
of temps in the 40's (ice out? :) Maybe Indiana is a place to turn
if their weather has stayed warmer? Time to tie some flies!
Where's global warming when we need it? ;)