I’ve often talked about the things I see, going to and from the water.
Just as interesting sometimes, is what I don’t see.
Since late May, a family of killdeer have met me at a trail head.
They have moved on………
The golden stone shucks that have littered the shore for a few weeks, are gone.
The bits of cray fish that colored the stream bottom for more than a month, are gone….
The pale morning duns are tiny and sparse. Almost gone….
Now, when I roll out at dawn, I might put on a jacket.
The water is a little cooler every day.
Nighttime air temps dropped to mid 30s in the canyon.
Days getting lighter, later.
And getting darker a bit earlier in the evening.
Found some Oct. Caddis shuck today.
A full month early…..
All in all, a perfect start to Fall.
Lots of fish looking at grass Hoppers now, because of fewer food choices. Drown them….
No color change in the foliage, yet…
I say fish now, or hold your peace this Winter.