This past week we saw some winter-like conditions here in Western Montana. Snow almost every day of the week and highs barely making it out of the 30s made it feel like we were already in the dead of winter. The cold front brought a great migration of all different kinds of waterfowl, including Swans, Light and Dark Geese, and many species of Ducks. What the front gave us in good hunting, it took away good fishing, but we were out the water anyway. Heres a handful of photos from the weekend.
Photo by Cody
Fresh birds from Canada! Gotta love those big migrations, we had a couple good hunts with the good conditions, even going before class on friday because conditions were too prime! Fishing is starting to slow down some, winter is right around the corner and the fishes metabolism rate is getting lower. I have already noticed a significant change in holding water speed the fish are sitting in. Soon we will be throwing indicator rigs in the deep, slow inside turns and runs. But what winter fishing lacks in preferred methods, it makes up in solitude. Not many people fish during the winter, and given the right days, you can have some nice fishing in some beautiful snowy conditions.