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: 60's and sad

02-21-2002, 12:36 PM
sat outside for a "picnic" lunch today....60 degs, end of Feb....wishin' I were on a trout stream in western MA....there have GOT to be some midges and/or blue wings popping today....


nuthin' like being stuck at work!!


02-21-2002, 01:35 PM
Jared, I understand how you feel. I moved to CO from MA and it gets into the 60's all the time out here in the winter. I really have the bug to get out and go fishing but I would rather save the vacation days for later this spring. Something I did last year was combine a ski trip with a fishing trip. You could ski at Mount Snow in the morning and hit the deerfield on the way home for the afternoon action.


02-21-2002, 01:45 PM
Gee Jared.. when I saw your post Title I rushed to see it expecting something about the 1960's.... it was not ,so now I am sad.

John Desjardins
02-21-2002, 02:02 PM
Its a fair bet that many eastern Mass ponds will be fishable this weekend. Last night I stopped at one of my favorite warm water ponds (west of 495) and it had 20' of water before the ice started. I'll take a look at Walden on the way home.

02-21-2002, 04:03 PM
john --- sorry for the confusion...is that better??



02-21-2002, 05:07 PM
I hate to do this to you guys- one week ago. Small stream in North Carolina.

John Desjardins
02-21-2002, 05:46 PM
FWIW, Walden looks very fishable. The ice was ~ 30-120' from the shoreline. I didn't stay long enough to see any midges.

02-21-2002, 06:08 PM
Yes with all of this warm weather this winter the steelhead that wintered over are already spawned out or almost. Looks like things are about a 3-4 weeks early this year in the Mid west and probably most of the nation.

Adapt your spring fishing trips as necessary. I am rethinking mine right now.

Hate thos NC people it always warm down there for the most part have friends at Pinehurst, NC.


03-05-2002, 08:09 AM
Capt. Gordon,

Ya but...but...but er um nice fish. Grumble bumble drual. Ya but you don't get the beautiful snow drifts and sparkly ice on you're driveways the we get. There, I showed him.


03-05-2002, 06:52 PM
That's the reason I left Syracuse for NC in the first place. :hehe: