Sunday, April 27, 2014

The First Trout Fishing Trip of 2014

My fishing friend, Jerry Noe and I finally got to go to Stone Mountain to fly fish for trout. The drive up started with gas in the car and sausage muffins and coffee in us. We strung up our rods at the big parking area. The water was clear and a little low. We couldn't spot any fish in the pools where we usually easily see them. Jerry went down stream and I went up stream. It was not a good start. I saw one trout swimming below the foot bridge. We both saw a nice fish leap clear of the water taunting us. It was a disappointing day. We had dinner and crashed after deciding to go to Helton Creek next morning. 24 April 14 , Thursday morning we started for Helton, had breakfast in Sparta, and drove Rt 221 to Route 16 and Helton Creek. We didn't catch a trout until late in the afternoon. Jerry caught two right close to the car.On the way home we stopped at Bogangles for our usual chicken dinner.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring is finally here

The Final Burst
This is the last bunch of Daffodils, the rest of them are nearly finished with their peak display. The weather has been like summer these last few days. The trees are beginning to show off their red buds and dogwoods are just getting going.With all this happening my thoughts are are stirring about trout fishing. Its been a long hard winter for much of the country, a trout could shake the cold memories right out of me. All it'll have to do is grab hold of the leader and start shaking.