February 5th Fishing ReportCloudy, with a high near 26. Calm wind.
Yeah, it is still winter and it can be cold. However, on the sunny days water temperatures climb and fish are active. It is just up to you how cold tolerant you are. The banks are easier than normal to get around on this time of year as there is little snow left bankside. But, it is still winter and temperatures will barely flirt with 30 degrees over the next few days.
Nymphs and leech patterns are still the hot flies right now. Fish them slowly! There are still midges and winter stones hatching/emerging where you can find some pods of rising fish mid day too. Your best bet is a heavy competition style bug (perdigon, spanish bullet etc) fished below the riffles or a leech slowly twitched through deeper water.