I thought I would drop a fishing report in the midst of all the political discussions on this FLY FISHING FORUM. I spent a few hours on the other side of the hills on Sunday chasing trout, because this fall I've only focused on salmon and wanted something different for a change. I fished near some ponds with the sound of cars whizzing by. It was brisk... the snow-chilled breeze was a bit bitey and the water temps weren't helping any. Winter fishing has definitely arrived. With that said, I slowed things down and targeted slower water with smaller flies, nymphing for about 3 hours with not even a bump. I was about to call it a skunk, but decided to hit one last hole above where I parked because I've caught a decent amount of fish in the past there. At this point I was fishing a Pat's stone (coffee color) with a small flashy pt. My first cast into the hole, and just after the flies hit the water my indicator shot sideways. My immediate thought was a branch submerged just below the surface, but after a few headshakes I realized it was an over-eager trout. It wasn't anything fancy, but it sure felt good to say hello to this rainbow and then see it swim off to get bigger for next year. Month and a half skunk is off.