Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Trout

Got out for a very, very short time today. Went back to the call of the coldwater... after a long absence. I was reminded how beautiful it can be - perfect weather, stunning water. I struggled a bit: trying to be slow and enjoy the deal while at the same time hurrying a little to make the most of the precious few minutes.

Started out throwing hoppers. I’ve always wanted to have a great hopper day, but it’s never happened. Still hasn’t. No big deal. It might be because I give up to easily and go to something that works in crushing fashion: the soft hackle swing. In the few minutes I had, it got me everything I wanted (well, maybe not everything, but close).

I’ll try a new style with this post: captions… and let the pics narrate.

This water was productive.

Came across a nice spider nest in a tree branch. The female was present in the nest. It was later pointed out to me that the male was on my leg. I’d appreciate an ID of this arachnid if anyone is up for it. Honest estimate of spider "foot print" is ~3 inches.

Limestone on top of sandstone. The years represented are beyond comprehension for both you and me.

This is the good and beautiful lonely road.

This is the basic technique. It is indeed basic. Of course, I missed a fish while taking this picture, so please enjoy fully.

Good sounds, good view… pretty damn good place to be, even if only for a short while. Ultimate recharger of batteries.

Salmo trutta, and also a friend who will be forever a part of our family. This picture is in gravel and rocks because this is a kept fish. I ended up keeping three, to round out a limit when pooled with the two that have been in the freezer for a while.

A worn and used creel is a good companion.


NOTE: I believe this is the spider.

25 Comments:

Blogger Jean-Paul Lipton said...

definitely looks refreshing. I spent the day on Lawndale Creek in Wilkin co. not fishing but working. The river literally starts out of a hole on the ground in the middle of the prairie. pretty cool stuff. about the coldest water I've ever been in in MN, runs about 39 degrees 24/7/365

8:49 PM  
Blogger john montana said...

Great pics. I think I recognize that water...

9:03 PM  
Blogger Weol said...

The lovely critter is some species of fishing spider. Looks formidible but likes to eat fish not fisherman.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

I was wet wading yesterday - perfect conditions for it. Knee high was deepest water, and the air temp was still warm enough to allow the water temp to feel good.

Figured that spider was harmless... but I don't know a lot about them. He sat on my leg for quite a while. When I finally brushed him off, he made a pretty audible "plunk" on hitting the ground.

John - you've been to this general area. Good for eating fish. The flood really brought it down a notch or two though.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Our Fun with FIVE said...

With three sons now in elementry school, we have a number of books on spiders, and have spent a good deal of time over the last several years reading them. :)
Based on those resources, I agree that this is a species of fishing spider (Dolomedes.)

Just because I'm tempted by random bits of information -
here's what else I found about them:

Nine species of Dolomedes exist in North America. These include the pond-dwelling species D. triton, the bog-dwelling species D. striatus and the stream-dwelling species D. scriptus, D. vittatus, D. gertschi and D. holti.
Two North American species, D. tenebrosus and D. okefinokensis, exhibit female giganticism and/or male dwarvism. The males of both species are less than half the size of the female.
Almost all Dolomedes species are semi-aquatic.

This picture resembles the one you met:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Dolomedes-tenebrosus.JPG

For some reason I thought you were bothered by spiders... Looks like you were getting friendly with this guy, though.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

The pic you reference here looks pretty much identical - nice ID work. I figured your bunch would be good for spider-related questions.

Interesting note on the size of the male (now that I think of it, I believe that is true for many species)... suggests that it was probably another female that was hanging on my pant leg.

I'm not afraid of spiders... although it can make one jumpy to think of how perfectly quiet and undetectable they can be.

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