February 24, 2008

Last day of winter sports vacation

The Swedish winter sports school vacation week is kind of a misnomer, since it is spring, the earliest spring on record. January temperatures were 10 F above average, and February has also been unusually warm. Flowers are blooming, hedgehogs have come out of hibernation, pollen is in the air and the fish are biting.

First rainbow trout-- first of the day, and first ever.

Second rainbow.

Third rainbow, 3.7 pounds.

Back home.

One for dinner, two for the freezer.

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At February 24, 2008 9:11 PM , Blogger Papa Twister said...

Great rainbows! Those are some fat fish. What did you catch them on?

At February 24, 2008 9:41 PM , Blogger Matt_J said...

The first two were on spinners with orange tassle tails, orange polka dot body and blue/white fishscale pattern spinner plate, by abu garcia. The third one, the big one, was on a strange plug from New Zealand I bought on sale in Copenhagen. Shaped like a bent kite with clear wings and dayglo green body barrel running down the center, dances all over the place like a worm possessed.

Rub filets with salt. Dip in egg and bread crumbs, fry. Cover with roasted almond shavings.

At February 24, 2008 10:14 PM , Blogger Papa Twister said...

Is that a natural pond? The way the bank curves looks manmade?

At February 25, 2008 6:46 AM , Blogger Matt_J said...

It's a 'put and take' pond 10 minutes drive from home. Spring training.


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