It Was The Winter…The Cold Winter

Almost Ice Fishing

Some years winter really drags on. Living in Washington, DC it can seem like winter is canceled one week and back at work the next. It’s what makes cabin fever soar over 103 degrees. I get the fever pretty bad every year and, after spending a LOT of time hibernating, have to find ways to get out. Sometimes the timing isn’t always perfect and, more often than not, the weather is at its worst. One such trip last month was exactly that.

The wind was blowing 15-20mph steady with gusts up to 40mph and there were a few inches of snow on the ground.  It was definitely winter. A serious blow out in my waders cut my day short and made me happy I was only a mile from the truck and a bag full of spare clothes. We found a good post-fishing homestyle Mexican place on the way home and the day was saved. 

Sometimes you have to get out no matter what the Weatherman says. In a few more weeks we’ll be sporting short sleeves tossing caddis and mayflies. I can’t wait!

2 thoughts on “It Was The Winter…The Cold Winter

  • November 22, 2012 at 9:17 am
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    Do you live in D C? I live in Takoma Park, have been starting to go up to the Gunpowder regularly, and would enjoy the trip with someone who knows the stream.

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    • November 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm
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      Bob, I do live in DC and I make the run up to The Gunpowder a few times a week and almost every day during the summer. I’d love to show you around and share some times some time!

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