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photos taken with LUMIX DMC-TZ1 and ZS10
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May 2013


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.



April 2013



 

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.












November 2012


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.




October 2012

and after a night in the low 20s, the river turns off.



change in the air









September 2012








 

I don't usually photograph Smallmouth, but the one above took a small dace off my line - and managed to hook itself.


July 2012
Summer storms interrupt the evening rise



  

  
family on alert!




And the water keeps dropping







June 2012










Zebras and Sallys make agressive risers -
 
  

May 2012

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.










April 2012

Healthy deer and




plenty of Hendricksons












my patterns

 


and other spinners




dramatic western sky







Superb fishing needs to be shared - Len joins me for a day








low water near the Tenmile






Caddis already!



 

Early season catching is just fine this year!


   

  

  

  
                 
Aprils like this are what make the Housy memorable!






March 2012


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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