Snow, Snow, and More snow
The first week of February has us buried under nearly 30" of snow, with a bit more in the forecast. Unfortunately, this means that most winter fishing has been limited, even for those ice fishing, due to lack of accessibility. The good news is that, once the white stuff is gone, the reservoirs which have been essentially non-existent the past few years, should be high, providing us with a few years of quality fishing once stocked. Trout grow quickly in our high desert alkaline rich waters, and we could be seeing rainbows in the mid-teens by 2018 in a number of nearby waters, and pushing the magical 20" mark in just a couple of years. Scud and leech patterns, on solid tippets, will rule!