The recent snow almost discouraged us from going. Yesterday I actually skied so it was time to shift gears. Right? Wrong! We had to go and we were glad we did. Karen, Colin and I bundled up and had a great day chasing rainbows. The pot holes and sloughs as we travelled out to fly fish were pretty much frozen. As we bumped the last few kms down the gravel road we held our breath and surprise, there was open water even though the shallow bays were indeed frozen. The wind was a big factor in keeping the water open. We lucked out! I am sure the migrating ducks, geese and tundra swans were in a rush to head south.
The edges were frozen and we had to break some ice in order to set up and fly fish with our ice minnows! Well the fishing was about average but perhaps excellent for this late in the year. We targeted shallow areas.
The entire area looked wintery but with open water, it was a great place to be. Pepper loved nosing around the snow as we fly fished.
The temperature crawled above zero so tromping around was lots of fun, especially on the leeward side of the lake.
I am sure there is more open water but the weather is going into the tank this week. Try and get out if you can!