Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Iowa Doesn't Get Old

We are nearing the end of 2014. It will soon be time to renew fishing licenses, but its not the Wisconsin fishing license that I'm thinking about. It's my Iowa one. I'll of coarse re-up my Wisco privileges just as soon, but it will be in Iowa where I'll likely be wetting my line in the coming months due to their year round trout season and some fantastic creeks.

This year in particular has seen both mild winter days and low gas prices, the later of which is a serious consideration if you need to travel 2 - 3 hours to your favorite Hawkeye spring creeks.

Winter days are short, so I've made it a point in some cases to be on the road by 5 AM. Yet I've somehow spent shorter days, leaving at about 11 AM and have had just as much fun, sometimes catching even more fish.
An ambitious winter morning on the road at 5 AM towards Iowa