With each passing days we get closer to Spring. It hasn’t been a cold Winter but it has been a wet one. Some areas in the South the past two days received 4 plus inches of rain. A lot of the South is flooding so please be safe out there. Here in Virginia it wasn’t to bad, we probably got just over 2 inches. The river and streams are high so no fishing for the next few days unfortunately. With the extra time at home, I actually got around to doing a couple fly tying videos I have been wanting to do. Also today I uploaded a short video on fishing in Brazil for peacock bass. Speaking of Brazil, I have set my dates for 2021 already which are October 1-9 2021.
I received a photo from Franz this week, which I met him in Brazil during the trip I hosted. After showing Franz some video I took from fishing the flats in Belize he was fired up to go. He sent me a photo of him holding a great 18lb permit from the Turneffe Flats. I do still have room on my hosted trip this coming November, 7-14 2020. If your interested in chasing bonefish, permit, snook, triggerfish, and countless other fish on the flats and lagoons let me know.
Around these parts, I have been out streamer fishing personally and with clients on the Smith River. The Smith river is a tailwater in the southern part of the state. The Smith has wild brown trout and stocked rainbows. Majority of the time I’m going there to fish streamers but nymph fishing and dry fly fishing produce if there is a hatch. The streamer fishing has been good, a lot of numbers of browns but not a lot of size. A lot of the browns are 10-13 inches but there is a chance at bigger fish. My client Jeff this week caught a 16 1/2″ on a streamer. If you are itching to get out, February can be exceptional streamer fishing with the right conditions.
February is also a great month to target musky, with the pre spawn bite getting ready to start. The last two weeks of this month I will be out often after musky with clients. That is if the water drops.