It won't be long now!

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It won't be long now!

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:17 pm

So we got a real winter once again. Like most of you, I'm ready for spring. But a nice day like today (I was stuck inside) makes you want to grab the fly rod and walk through some snow to drop a line with an LBS nymph dangling down in the depths. As nice as it is on days like this, the rivers are flashing with water barely over 32 degrees. This is the time of year where the southern streams out fish the northern streams due to the difference in snow totals. Soon enough the northern snows will melt as well, and we may see a midge or LBS hatch bring fish to the top. More often than not, we await the Hendricksons later on in Spring for rising trout. Good luck to all who venture out!
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Post by coaltrout » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:44 pm

i almost forgot what stream fishing is when ive been ice fishing this last month lol.

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Post by martalus » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:47 am

I love winter and skiing but I too am looking forward to spring after all the snow and ice storms down in DC. I have never seen ice like I did this year in DC-I was living in Montreal during the ice storm of 98 and DC may have been worse this year as there were so many consecutive snow and ice storms in February here. I just about broke my shoulder and concussed myself this Monday when I slipped on ice two inches thick as I was trying to clear my driveway. The Potomac water temps dipped to 34 degrees this week but are starting to rebound. I have a few more local ski trips and one to Vermont in mid march and then its trout/shad/white perch/pre spawn bass/crappie time!

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Post by BiggerThomas » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:00 am

I heard spring will be early and warmer than normal this year. Time will tell. But yesterday (53 F and sunny) felt like heaven.
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Post by Jaybird » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 am

I just hope this winter killed alot of ticks

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Post by martalus » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:03 am

and mosquitos!

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Post by Drossi » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:18 pm

Here it comes...March....the lion/lamb month.

March has at least one good snow in it, but it's full speed ahead to spring hatches.
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Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:31 pm

Jaybird wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 am
I just hope this winter killed alot of ticks
Winter has zero effect on tick populations. They are all crawling around in the leaves beneath the snow, waiting for a hapless critter to walk past. Wish it weren't so, but winter does not kill ticks one bit.
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Post by Jaybird » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:37 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:31 pm
Jaybird wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 am
I just hope this winter killed alot of ticks
Winter has zero effect on tick populations. They are all crawling around in the leaves beneath the snow, waiting for a hapless critter to walk past. Wish it weren't so, but winter does not kill ticks one bit.
That's a real downer

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Post by 46er » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:53 am

The only thing that kills ticks is permethrin. They are the devils bug Image
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Post by Fishybig » Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:43 am

46er wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:53 am
The only thing that kills ticks is permethrin. They are the devils bug Image
Guinea hens!! Will eat hundreds per day

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Post by cappy » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:22 pm

Fishybig wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:43 am
46er wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:53 am
The only thing that kills ticks is permethrin. They are the devils bug Image
Guinea hens!! Will eat hundreds per day
True - I know someone who keeps them on his property in the Catskills for that one reason.

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Post by Vance » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:07 pm

Quail also like ticks. They gobble them up. Bill the mailman

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Post by lightenup » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:47 am

Chickens eat ticks also...you better have a ot of quail, guineas, and chickens to control ticks. Although helpful they will never get them all. Anyway, it's starting to thaw and spring will be here before we know it.😀

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Post by lightenup » Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:22 pm

Today's weather has me wishing I wasn't at work, but there is tomorrow!!! See ya'll on the river...

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