Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cold Morning On The Swift

What a difference a week makes!! On Sat. Nov.15 I was met with temps. in the mid fifties and a light rain that morphed into a downpour while on the Swift. One week later I'm on the lower C&R of the Swift at dawn with the temps. in the mid teens and a steady wind out of the north. I stayed from 7am until 8:30, took three 'bows and then went home. I was able to capture some of this early morning experiencewith a video camera which proves that I was the only one there. I went back in the afternoon to see if I could record some fish catching action for this blog by other anglers but the few souls who were there looked half frozen and were just going through the motions.

I have some footage of a tustle with a rainbow for another post. Seems that you can't take a video of a fish and have a chance of catching it either.



Gerry said...

Ken, Nice post and nice video. I think I saw a little iceberg drifting by.

brooktrout said...


That video with the looks all too familiar. Years ago I would fish the Swift right through winter going every other Thursday. Generally had the place most all to myself being it both a work day for most and the frigid cold along with having to bust through snow to get to the river. Had some great outings starting just above the hatchery pool and working my way slowly upriver to the old wooden dam. Mostly used a royal wulff as indicator and a miracle nymph, chamois fly or jailbird as dropper. Took some nice fish occasionally some over the
20" mark during those cold days. Hands would be froze up within an hour and would need hand warmers to keep myself going. The feet would numb up after few hours which made for dangerous walking so I'd head back to the truck every 3 hours or so to regain the feel. Ahh, the days of youth...