The last couple days of November were pretty warm, so I got ready to go fishing on Sunday, 12-1-08. Well, I woke up, got ready, gathered my gear, and walked outside to find several inches of SNOW! (Mind you, I ride a bike or walk, so riding a bicycle through snow several miles to Wildcat wasn't too fun).
When I got to the spot, the bridge near Creasy in Lafayette, I found a great surprise! I near dead 19-20" smallie (Sad it was dying, but happy it was THERE! Now I know there is potential). It was fat too, definitely eating. I didn't have my knife on me, so I couldn't check it's stomach contents, oh well.
I fished all the deep holes I could get to without my waders. Tried a clouser, black wolly, hair's ear, and a price nymph. Fished 'em slow and on the bottom. No hookups. I was glad to be out there though. Next time we get two or more 40+ degree days, I'll be out there again, but WITH my waders.
wet wading this time of year...wow! I fished on the Wildcat over Thanksgiving weekend and didn't move a fish, but at least thought there might be a chance. Can't say I would think the same thing today with the slack water covered in ice.
Good luck with your winter fishing. I'm going into hibernation and will see you in the spring after a long restful slumber.
Nobody can get the truth out of me because even I don't know what it is. I keep myself in a constant state of utter confusion. -- Col. Flagg