Yes, Virginia...There Is Fishing in the Winterby Sherry Swanson on 12/26/10
Ah...Thank you Mother Nature for blessing the Saint James area with a pristine blanket of snow. Amazing how fresh snow makes everything so very quiet. And, note to self: 'Keep the freezer stocked.' Thank goodness I read that in the New Campground Owner Manual earlier this year.
Dare I say it? Sure. Trout fishing on Christmas Eve in the snow was absolutely an ultimate high. There were about five others already wading the stream with their fly rods at the ready. This is the perfect time to be fishing down at the spring, as there is plenty of room to spread out from each other. Don took some new flies that he tied that morning. I think he kept the good ones and gave me the so-so ones, as he caught three trout while I only had two strikes and didn't land any of those beautiful Rainbows.
Interestingly enough did you know of all the Missouri trout stream parks, Maramec Spring Park at Saint James is the only one open seven days a week from November through February from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Fishing is definitely the right price - FREE. And the catch and release makes it all that much more fun. Can you say: I caught 24 trout today? Don can.
And of course, here at Pheasant Acres RV Park we can accomodate your camper during the winter months. If you haven't experienced winter camping, you should give it a try. Sitting around a campfire in the snow is a great way to relax and commune with Mama Nature.