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Wild winter good for some?

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What a winter we've had. East Coast and Great Lakes folks have been buried by freeze after freeze, while the snow pack in the the Rockies is solid, but out West, weather is summer-like and a major drought is in effect. I'm not going to blame it on global warming, how about simply fluctuations and cycles. Anyway, how's the fishing where you are?

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Out here in the Sierra, fishing is in full swing. Temperatures have been in the 60s and 70s and trout are already in spawn mode moving around in the favorite lakes and rivers and they are eating too. Blue winged olives, stoneflies and even streamers are producing. Ripping streamers on the east Walker and Truckee has been a good way to connect.

Word from my friends in Colorado is that it has been sensation on blue winged olives and egg patterns, between snow storms. High temperatures in the mid 70s are swinging to full-blown snowstorms, but for those getting out, fishing is good.

East Coasters and Great Lakes-based anglers are either ice fishing or not going out of the house as storm after storm and cold snaps keep playing havoc with everyday life. Hope about you send some of the moisture back West for a little help here.

Only time will tell if the West gets some moisture the Rockies settle down and the East thaws. How is fishing on your favorite waters. Fell free to post a comment or share a photo. You can also find me on Twitter at WriteFlyGuy. Thanks for reading, enjoy the recent shots of "warm weather fishing" in the West!



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