That pretty much sums up my Winter steelhead fishing here on the Winooski. Only issue is, I've yet to succeed. This Winter has been brutally cold, covering the deep, slow moving water I usually target in the Winter with thick ice. The amount of open water to fish is miniscule, and is faster than I'd like to fish. Still, I won't give up until it closes next weekend.
|The Salmon Hole, a 2 minute walk from where I live right now.|
|The opposite side of the river, this time testing out a new toy - a Lamon Speedster reel.|
I look forward to Spring more than anything right now, even though I have been having a great time ice fishing this year, catching probably over half a ton of invasive white perch from Champlain, Spring and the great fishing it brings could not come any sooner With the amount of times I've been out looking for steel, I sure can't wait for the Spring run of steelies to come in. I have more than a few spots to target them this Spring on the Winooski. On top of that, this years trout season will be yet another blast, with a few trips to the NEK already being planned. Plus, carp, sheepshead, bowfin, gar, and even catfish are on my target list this Summer with the help of a friend from work.