I hit the South Platte today since it was one of the only rivers that isn’t frozen over right now. I didn’t expect to catch much because, well…it’s the S. Platte in December. And, my expectations were met.
I only caught one (small) rainbow. But I can’t complain. After all, it was a frigid day on one of the toughest rivers in Colorado. So cold in fact, my net froze:
I brought my old Orvis Stretch-and-Release net because I thought it would accomodate all the big fish I didn’t catch better than my usual Tenkara USA tamo. But I forgot that the netting absorbed water and was prone to freezing. Oh well. I still had pretty scenery and got some fresh air.
You can see my Tenkaramobile in the background on the right.
It wasn’t a spectacular by any means but it was a good day. On the S. Platte, many people consider it a good day if they catch just one fish in the spring, summer, or fall. So I was content to catch one in the middle of winter. And I did in with tenkara. Can’t complain.