|The slump buster comes in many forms, mine just so happened to be a beautiful trout.|
I didn't have to dwell on my shortcomings for too awfully long. Temperatures soared into the 40's this week, giving me just the excuse I needed to get back out on the water. Reports of good fishing on the lower Madison proved accurate as I caught multiple trout at each of a few favorite holes in Bear Trap Canyon. The fish were greedily munching red midge pupa, and pink soft hackles. The wind was absolutely ripping, but I wasn't going to let it ruin the first good day of fishing I'd had in quite some time. The best fish of the day was a beautiful 18 inch rainbow, caught by my buddy of course, but even I managed to catch numerous trout in the 12 to 16 inch range. It appears my slump is over, and just in time for some great spring fishing.