As The Beatles played in the background, nearly half a dozen fisherman cast into the cold water in the hopes of landing the elusive broodstock salmon. The word had spread that a monster fish was almost landed yesterday and that a few other lunkers were actually caught. Based on the weather forecast for the week the ice should be gone and the fact that the fishing report for the area will be posted tomorrow the amount of fisherman will increase dramatically.
The quarters were tight but there were no issues with anybody fighting for a spot. Unfortunately, the monster remained hidden beneath the surface while we were there but my brother-in-law's friend caught two holdover rainbow trout (~18 inches). Sorry that there are no pictures but he is camera shy.
The picture below shows the small area that is finally breaking free from the winter's clutches. The person with the dog told me he was ice fishing here last week and the ice was 14" thick.
The rainbows that were caught today were taken on the other side of this walkway. There is a pipe that connects the cove to the main body of water.
I will be back before next weekend to try again and even though it was cold it was nice to be fishing again. That was the sentiment of everyone there today too.