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Spring is finally coming

By Troutnut on April 25th, 2014
Things have melted here in Alaska just enough for me to slip and slide my way up the hilly, narrow, rutted trail of ice and mud leading to a scenic mountain where I sometimes find some ptarmigan in the fall. I was hoping to get a few birds for the table before the season closes on April 30th, but I climbed all over the little mountaintop and didn't see or hear a single one. Hunting is over for now, but grayling should be returning to fishable streams as I write.

Photos by Troutnut from Miscellaneous Alaska in Alaska

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OldredbarnApril 29th, 2014, 2:30 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600

Wonderful! Now could you send it down this way?! :)


Glad to see you survived another winter there, sir.
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
TNEALApril 29th, 2014, 6:11 pm

Posts: 277
Lots of water here and still below average temperatures. I fished the AuSable (Michigan) yesterday and the water temp maxed out at 49. Several fish taken on a wooly bugger; no hatches to speak of. Hendricksons are a week or so off, I'm told. First week of May is supposed to average about 10 degrees below "normal".

We are going to be way behind here with insect emergences.....

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