“Slackwater Slackers”


Black StoneflyI hit the river Saturday morning in hopes that the 35+ degree temperatures would bring some rising trout on the lower end of the Boneyard.  I got down on the river at about 8am, while waiting for a friend to show I observed a nice little hatch of tiny black Stoneflies on Spare Tire Hole.  I couldn’t wrangle any trout on the little buggers but it was nice to see some insect life.  I think we all are getting a little anxious and stir crazy at this point.   I mosied along down to the Boneyard, where I observed several nice fish holding along and near the shore.  I fished some small stonefly nymphs while I waited and the sun never showed.  I vigorously took water temps and they never rose above 34 degrees.   I saw 2 fish rise one time at about 10am and pulled out my other rod pre rigged with a small caddis pupae.  The skies remained cloudy and the water temp didn’t move.  I left the river at about noon I had to get home and wish my youngest daughter Ava a happy fourth birthday.  Just one of those days.


Small black Stoneflies

Snow banks covered with Stoneflies.

The Stonefly mystery remains a mystery, these slack water fish continue to be slackers without the warmth of the sun to get some bugs in motion.

  • Series of Unfortunate Events

    2-15-10 This Friday, I found myself being a good little soldier and working diligently on my Dec. 2009 Monthly Video to get them caught up.  My children had left the house for a few hours to hang out and play with other children at AWANA.  The house was quite and the time was perfect for me to at last get something done.  Sounding familiar anyone?  So I worked like a busy little bee editing footage and paring my final cut down below 10 minutes in total length.  I get to the last bit of cleaning it up and sending it out the door and Wham O!  My computer freezes up right in the middle of saving this thing.  I pulled all the tricks out of my hat trying to shut the program down while preserving the work that I had done.  I finally got it shut down, and now for the moment of truth.  After I reboot my system I reopen the movie making software only to find that all my changes and editing had been lost in the turmoil.  With only one thing left to do, call myself an idiot for not saving several times, I have started the grueling process all over again.  Better luck next time.