come jan and feb that is true .you earn your bites then the hardest part is keeping confortable enough to concentrate
All I can say is wowIt's BRUTALLY cold for sure. The worst part is standing in the river. That water is freezing.
I actually had a horror story up there in Feb. I was fishing the preserve above School House pool and finally hooked a fish. The fish went down river and as I was chasing him down I cut my boot on something in the river and my waders filled up. I was 19 so I didn't have the good sense to forget about the fish and kept fighting it. I eventually lost it and by the time I got out of the river I couldn't feel my foot at all. That was a LONG climb up the bank and back to the car. By the time I got to the car my foot had started to turn black. My buddy took me to the hospital where I had frost bite. I was super lucky I didn't loose my foot. When I finally started to get feeling back man that burning is something I'll never forget. To this day that foot is a nightmare if I'm snowboarding or fishing in the cold.
All that being said being up there with snow all over everything, no sound at all, no people around and the chance at the only fresh water fish worth catching IMO is truly magical.