a winters day
Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains does not carry the same weight as winter in Aroostook County in northern Maine (trust us, it is cold up there) but it can get chilly and more importantly, the days get short. The first day of winter in December carries with it a 7:30am sunrise and a 5:20 sunset making for less than 10 hours of daylight. A full day of fishing in the middle of winter makes for approximately a 6 hour day. A Winter’s Day will always begin with a full Greystone breakfast and will not only have plenty of hot drinks throughout the day but also plenty of ways to keep warm. Not to worry, though, about a day on the water in December. Some of the largest trout of year prowl the rivers in search of easy protein snacks like a myriad of miniscule midges and baitfish up to even a mouse.
And you do not even need to dress like you are skiing at Wildcat Mountain atop Pinkham’s Notch facing Tuckerman’s Ravine off the shoulder of Mt. Washington – home of some of the coldest recorded temperatures on the planet. Visit the Clothing page to see what you will need to stay warm and to stay safe while on the water.