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Winter Fishing Photo Essay

Sean Visintainer - 12/29/15

Spokane River Redband Trout.

Winter time often puts most anglers in a fishing slump. I know it certainly has put me in a fishing slump this year. Up and down weather, windstorms, the holiday rush, frozen water, blown-out rivers, the list goes on as to why it can be challenging to fish in the winter. However, when air temps and water conditions line-up to be at least somewhat tolerable, it can be really be a fun experience. Yet even though not so ideal weather conditions can still be fun and even quite beautiful outside when fishing.

We compiled a short list of winter time fly fishing photos to help cure your winter blues and maybe even inspire you to get outside and fish a little. Even if it's just for a few hours.

  • Once in awhile both Mike and I actually get our photo taken together. Methow River, Washington. Once in awhile both Mike and I actually get our photo taken together. Methow River, Washington.
  • Spokane River Devil's Toe Nail. Spokane River Devil's Toe Nail.

  • Fishing between ice on the St Joe River. Fishing between ice on the St Joe River.
  • Winter time redband from streamer fishing on the Spokane River. Winter time redband from streamer fishing on the Spokane River.

  • Swinging streamers on the Spokane River. Swinging streamers on the Spokane River.
  • Floating the NF Coeur d'Alene River during a late winter snow storm. Floating the NF Coeur d'Alene River during a late winter snow storm.

  • Calm and quiet at Rocky Ford. Calm and quiet at Rocky Ford.
  • Methow River Sunset. Methow River Sunset.

  • Iced up on the St Joe River. Iced up on the St Joe River.
  • Spokane Redband. Spokane Redband.

  • Snow Capped, Grande Ronde. Snow Capped, Grande Ronde.
  • Snow falls on the lower Grande Ronde River. Snow falls on the lower Grande Ronde River.

  • Christmas Eve on the Clearwater, Idaho. Christmas Eve on the Clearwater, Idaho.
  • Socked in on the Ronde. Socked in on the Ronde.

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