Winter has finally grabbed this valley by the throat - cold enough that it hurts to breathe.
The next week will provide plenty of solitude on the water for those inclined (i.e. bent enough) to want to fish it.
Ice and slush will make the mornings problematic but clear sky days from noon to 3 p.m. should produce some feeding fish.
Key to success at this time of year is a focus on the types of water that hold fish - deeper, slower runs are where most fish congregate from November through February. Also critical is getting your offering to the right depth.
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