Monthly Archives: February 2012

No turtles were harmed during this post.

Rivanna River. US 29N 2/29/12 1600-1730 Air temp 53 def F Water temp 49.8 deg F! Light to heavy rains Water clarity – turbid, muddy Hatch activity – ample mosquitoes The weather dot com said there was a chance the … Continue reading

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Freshly Stocked Rainbows!

Lower Moormans’ River 2/26/12 1530-1700 Air Temp – 49 deg F Water Temp – 43 deg F Bright, cloudless skies, minimal wind Water Clarity- slightly more turbid than usual in the slow water stretches Hatch activity – multiple size 20 … Continue reading

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Rivanna River at Pen Park

Rivanna River: Pen Park 2/25/12 1400-1530 Air Temp: 47.5 deg F Water Temp: 47.3 deg F Sunny and windy Water Clarity: very turbid, low visibility Hatch Activity: none By every measure today was a bad day for fly fishing. Winds … Continue reading

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In our lifetimes, fresh water will become an increasingly scarce commodity. Should we invade Canada?

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An Entirely Synthetic Fish

I am thoroughly enjoying my latest amazon dot com purchase An Entirely Synthetic Fish. I started it two days ago and haven’t been able to put it down. I’m on par to finish it tonight. This book is fascinating. It … Continue reading

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The Jackson River, 5 Anesthesia residents get a day off

Jackson River 2/18/2012 Warm Springs, VA Dave Peterson, Matt Reynolds, Jared Davis, and John Butz 1030-1345 Air temp – 48-56 deg F Water temp – 40-43 deg F Bright sunny skies, wind gusts to 10-15 mph Hatch Activity – midges … Continue reading

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Lower Moormans’ River Success!

Lower Moormans’ River 2/10/12 1600-1745 Air Temp – 46 deg F Water Temp – 44 deg F Cloudy, light breeze Water – clear, slightly below average flows Hatch Activity – very small number of #22-24 midges. Tucker and I were … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Shad Run…

Three years ago I read John McPhee’s book The Founding Fish. The book is equal parts history and fishing techniques. A fantastic read. My first experience fishing for shad ended with this little baitfish trophy. That is my dad in … Continue reading

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Lower Moormans’ River and Bluegill in February?

Lower Moormans’ River 2/7/12 1300-1600 Air Temp – 60 F Water Temp – 44 F Clear skies, slight breeze Water – clear, levels average Hatch activity – 12 Stonefly, 24 midge, 18 BWO Golf Course Pond 2/7/12 Charlottesville, VA 1700-1745 … Continue reading

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Puerto Vallarta: Practical Updates in Anesthesiology Fishing

The good people of the administration of the Anesthesiology department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital have been kind enough to allow me to use my “conference money” to attend the University of Michigan’s “Practical Updates in Anesthesiology” conference in Puerto … Continue reading

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