If it looks like a minnow and acts like a minnow, it must be...lunch!
Hefty trout respond to winter tactics, as did "Miss January" pictured here.
Temperatures in spring fed streams tend to be more stable than the surrounding air. So fish the winter. The fish are there, other people aren't, and the flask/coffee is remarkably
Want to add a workout to your fishing? Let us line you up with the winter steelhead guides we trust. You're only a few hours from a whole new world of fly fishing.
13 lb cat, 2 wt Sage, 5x tippet = 46 minutes
Even more fun at the Illinois State Fair!