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Happy Winter Solstice

by: David Coulson 12/21/2016

Weíre in the midst of the holiday season, and there are a myriad of things to celebrate. Winter Solstice is one of my favorites. Having just gone through six months of decreasing daylight, itís great to know that as of today that changes and we get six months of increasing daylight.
As primarily a daylight angler, more daylight means more time to fish. Yes!!! More time on the water is always a good thing in my book.

Furthermore, while I recognize its winter, and meteorologically speaking it has been for a few weeks, the winter solstice reminds me that spring is but a few short weeks away.  Bringing with it some of the best fishing of the year.

Iíll concede that for many of you, right now is your favorite time of the year to fish.  I appreciate that, as without a doubt ice fishing offers anglers some of the best catching of the year.  However, as Iíve aged, some things just arenít as important as they once were.  Oh, catching is still important, but not important enough to dictate how I fish.  Nope, over the last couple of decades Iíve changed to the point where how I fish is more important than catching fish.  But thatís just me and everyone else should find their own way, as mine isnít any better or worse than other approaches.

So as an open water angler who like to fish daylight hours, today is a time to celebrate. For I know the turning point is here and in a few short weeks there will be plenty of open water and time to enjoy it.

Happy Winter Solstice!

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Member comments
culinarypunk, WY   12/21/2016 3:16:23 PM
Happy happy happy
bron, CO   12/21/2016 6:41:12 PM
Happy Holidays Dave!
bardkin, CO   12/22/2016 7:01:11 AM
Happy Solstice! and Yule tide greetings!
FISHRANGLER, CO   12/22/2016 7:15:27 AM
I can totally relate dude.
Fishergal, CO   12/22/2016 8:17:26 AM
The shortest day of the year, is the happiest day of the year. Soft water will be here before we know they say, time flies. I can not wait to be on the water as the sun begins to rise just over the horizon, with the colors of the day to come and hours of pure bliss.
David Coulson
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