Monday, April 4, 2016
New Fish Are Here
New Spring run fish are showing up. Chromers.. My last trip on Friday while the water was on the rise fishing was slow. When I got home the water had rose about a foot during my guide trip on 4/1. We did get some nice Browns 1 over 21" and 2 others on Friday but the Steelhead were hard to find and had moved from there normal spots to take cover from the debris..Wednesday 3/30 and Thursday 3/31 before the flood were fantastic, great color water, great bite. Wednesday had Larry out and he was catching Steelhead ,19" Browns and Trout 2 at a time one on each fly ( which he had never done before). Mike and his daughter Lea enjoyed the monsoon rains on Thursday because the bite was well worth it. Rich and his son Richy had a great fly bite on 3/27. Richy got to hook and land his first ever Steelhead and we boated a bunch that day along with some nice Trout.
After I got home on Friday from my trip, I had to break the news to my Saturday/ Sunday trips that we would not be fishing in the flood and although disappointed they understood the risk isn't worth the reward...As I type I let my Monday guy bump to Thursday to let the water drop some more and get back in it's banks. Everyone is re-booked and I tied about 10 dozen egg flies and look forward to a very busy 2 weeks ahead. There are new trees down in all sections of rivers and the river isn't great wading at the moment either. So be careful out there.
I have some rooms and great guide dates open April 16th. --30th.. So if you like warmer weather it should be here by then..Book a trip. 231-745-6667.. Fishing should be good to great thur the first week in May...