Silver Creek, Idaho

If we didn't have calendars it would be hard to tell it's February here. The snowpack at lower elevations has dwindled. I fished Silver Creek today and it felt like a raw early April afternoon. Cumulus clouds pushed easterly and the wind scoured the thawing ground. Red-Winged Blackbirds by the dozens scurried about nervously in flocks near the willows. There were midges though despite the wind and a fish here and there thought it a good idea to steel one from the surface. I threw streamers and it was quite good. The 28th of February is the final day of the season on Silver Creek below the HGWY 20 Bridge.

Silver Creek. Late February. 2013