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al simpson

I returned to the Jackson today. It’s been a warm December, and today it reached 60 degrees. I planned my day per winter fishing, after all it is the middle of December.

I arrived at noon, and the water temp was in the mid 40’s. The fishing was good for about an hour, then tapered right off, even though the water was still warming up, into the low 50’s. A rare midge was noted, but no hatch to speak of.

If you go, time your outing like a spring or fall day, rather than winter, provided that the weather continues to be so warm.

otherwise, i saw a number of ruffed grouse, an owl, bald eagle, deer, and ducks. not a bad day to be out!