3-18-04 - 45 minutes is still better than 0!
Waters Fished: Root River
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 3-18-04
Air Temp: 28F
Water Temp: 36F
Water Level: moderately up, about 145
Water Color: Visibility back to about 2 foot
Fish Species: Didn't see SQUAT
Pattern Fished: Various Egg Patterns & Dark Wolley Buggers -
small on light tippet
Pattern Color: tried a bunch
Fishing Quality: What fish?
It's another case of MP sleepin' through an alarm...let
me tell ya I woke up at least 2 hours after the alarm had started
going off...it only goes for 2 hours and then turns itself off!
Well I zipped on over to the Root River, flows
were starting to look really nice for fly fishin. A few other folks
had the same zanny idea that today would be a fun steelheading day.
Sure, the snow was pretty, I worked the swirls
and eddies in hopes of maybe getting a smaller brown trout that
had moved up (many were reported last week). However, I spent way
too much time getting my fly out of trees, retying due to snags
on the bottom etc. And the worst part, no one around me was catching
fish; in fact I didn't even see a single fish porpoise. 8:45 and
I was done...back to the office and we'll try again tomorrow.