the river by month:
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photos taken with LUMIX DMC-TZ1 and ZS10
with DC Vario Elmarit LEICA lens
River on its way to 4,000 cfs.
Done for a while.
Flows were sub-500 and hatches were just getting good when the storms showed-up.
Nice to see little resident wood ducks.
A few holdovers still cooperate.
Cormorant shares the new State trout.
It's not often a Snapping Turtle snoozes in some sun - the worn shell tells me this turtle has seen many decades of the Housy.
Early season big ones rarely hide from Tony.
Hendricksons arrive on time, on the 20th - almost a month later than last year!
A cool spring turns green gradually.
Season's end -
Either a Bear or a Mountain Lion made these scratches 5 to 6 feet up.
Having climbed this bank hundreds of times in the dark, I think I'll yield this piece of turf for a few months.
and after a night in the low 20s, the river turns off.
change in the air
I don't usually photograph Smallmouth, but the one above took a small dace off my line - and managed to hook itself.
Summer storms interrupt the evening rise
family on alert!
And the water keeps dropping
Zebras and Sallys make agressive risers -
Stenos have arrived!
and enough water:
trout snacks last night
a Trout's T-Bone Steak!
also waiting for the spinner fall:
One for the Heron.
..and a storm blew in - funnel cloud just 4 miles to the North.
Healthy deer and
plenty of Hendricksons
and other spinners
dramatic western sky
Superb fishing needs to be shared - Len joins me for a day
low water near the Tenmile
Early season catching is just fine this year!
Aprils like this are what make the Housy memorable!
Wood Ducks - odd, shy clowns of nature
Warmth, Stoneflies and low water in March - perfect conditions
Every March should be THIS good!
Warm weather and very early insects this year makes for excellent fishing!
By a stange twist of fate - while I took this photo, Google Earth was taking a photo of me.
On the river.
It's still there.
Spring is Sprung
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