Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Warm February Day on The Red Deer River
I stepped out of the truck and immediately felt the warmth of the sun. It is February and today was one of those days that escaping the city with your fly rod was a good idea if you could pull it off! The sun's rays are getting warmer as the tilt of the earth is slowly working its way towards spring! Yes!
I broke out the spey rod and the usual clouser minnows and headed to just below the Dickson Dam in pursuit of anything that would bite! I bumped into Tyler from our club and the two of us had a great time fly fishing the afternoon away.
The fishing was not fast and furious. It rarely is this time of the year. Nevertheless we did find some active fish. I just loved the sun's heat today! A couple of walleye were caught and the whitefish made a half hearted effort to take a nymph or two. Some whitefish made splashy rises at the tiny winter stones and midges that were on the water.
The Red Deer River below the dam is open to fishing until the end of February and then it is reopens May long weekend. If you get a chance to get out, send me a picture or two!