Saturday, October 21, 2017
Fall Sunshine and Walleye
What a beauty of a day. Big blue sky, no wind and it is Saturday! Karen and I knew we wanted to go out and walleye fly fish on the Red Deer River below the dam but we settled into a second cup of coffee and waited for the mercury to climb above 0C.
Finally we loaded up the gear, the hounds, a few snacks and set off later in the morning.
We just wanted to be outside today. I suppose we could have done yard work but that can wait until later. Days like today are not to be wasted.
Karen rigged up with ice minnows with a nymphing rod and I got my 13 foot spey rod ready to go with a blue clouser minnow. Both patterns have worked for us earlier in the week so we had a starting spot.
Well swinging clousers was a bust but nymphing with ice minnows steadily produced walleye. Not a lot like last time but enough to add to the perfect conditions. We enjoyed the warm sun, the fly fishing and petting our hounds. Later in the afternoon we wandered back to Red Deer. Time for hockey, baseball and football. It is Saturday night after all!