Monday, December 23, 2013

Spring in December!!

I fell right in the brook yesterday, and didn't even care that much, because, for Dec. 22nd, it was surprisingly warm. (60ish).  There was a really thick morning fog, and then mostly overcast afternoon, with brief bursts of sunlight. After snow last week, and temps never higher than the 30's the week before, I had to get out.
Me and a bud hit a stream we had only ever caught browns in before, that was about to change...

  sunny rays hitting the water started a few rings on the surface, and soon I had a Huge 4" Bk to hand.
A first for this stream, & proof that they are there!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Red squirrel? Red fox? Coon mask?

Can you guess what this hair came off of?
It has a white tip, followed by a black band, fading brown to red.  1 1/2"