The last couple of days have been pretty warm with temperatures close to 50 deg.
That warmth accompanied by the storm today brought the midges out in force, the inlets to both millmeadow and Forsyth had good numbers of rising fish, I stopped and fished both today, millmeadow was definently the better of the two for me, I'm sure I would have done better at Forsyth if I'd put my waders on so that I could have castes better and reached the edge of the ice where the fish seemed more concentrated. Millmeadow was kind though and the fish where quick to grab a black bugger.
Forsyth at 1 pm was 41 deg, the ice was 12 inches most places,
Closer to the springs it was 8 inches, ice fisherman reported slow fishing
Millmeadow at 2pm was 45 deg, fishing was fair for the guys I talked too,
They had a couple 14 inch browns, they said the take was very light and hard to set on.
If there is any open water In the area that still fishes well in the dead of winter, we will find it.
I just had to share this nice Rainbow that Ate a half back Nymph, its just what I needed to shake off a little cabin fever.
The reservoir is Full and Spilling, there was one group of fisherman out on the Ice, at 1:30, the temperature was 48 deg, the group had limited out on tiger trout and one splake, from 8 inches to 18 inches, ice was slushy near the shore line, ice thickness was 7 to 9 inches.
there was 3 different groups on the ice Tuesday at 2 :30 temperature was 50 deg, ice was 5 to 8 inches, use caution as the reservoir is filling and the edges can be soft.
the anglers who had moved away from the regular spots seemed to be having far more luck,
the catch was Browns in the 12 to 18 inch range and rainbows 12 to 16 inches.
the Fremont provides my only reprieve from winters icy grip... fishing was incredible given the time of year, I cant complain when temperatures get in to the 50s in January, The browns were taking midges in nearly every hole, and fishing was good, we do fish a few midge patterns but the fish seemed more willing to take bigger bead heads like Pheasant tail Nymphs and hares ears in a sz 14. if you are like me and standing on a frozen lake is crazy, The river is the perfect place to scratch that fly fishing itch.
The Last Week has brought some very cold weather, with temperatures dipping to - 11.
it has formed safe ice on mill meadow, forsyth, and even fish lake recapped over the last couple days, fishing is possible on the extreme north and south ends of Fish lake, the clear ice is new and still unsafe.
Thomas Braved the Cold Temperatures
and managed to land a couple nice Browns on the upper fremont yesterday.
A few people got out and enjoyed the ice on MillMeadow
this weekend, there is 6 to 7 inches in the fremont river arm of the lake
I talked to a couple of guys who said fishing was decent for Browns and Rainbows in the 14 to 16 inch range.