Didn't post about my annual trip out to White Pines last Wed. for the 'fly fishing only' C&R week.
The wind was a bitch that played havoc with my back cast. Tried putting tiny splitshots on the line but no matter how hard I smashed them with my pliers they would only stay on for half a dozen casts. Other folks caught some nice trout - saw one guy catch one that probably weighed 4 lbs. I took a good skunking.
Also, it seems that the whole 'fly fishing only' thing has been dumped by the DNR. There were quite a few people using spinning gear. I asked a local guy about it & he told me the DNR had given up on it. Hmm...
After fishing several hours I packed it in & headed to the S branch of the Kish to try for smallies with spinning gear. Got skunked there too but lost a couple of nice lures.
Sat by the river for a bit before heading back to the car and listened to a barred owl hooting in the woods across the river. It made the trials and tribulations of the day well worth it.
Keep calm and fish on...
There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid