Hohdown, March 19

I'm an Eastsider. Its too long of a drive for me to waste my time. If i get skunked. Expect me to work harder for that skunk than most.
IE: Early mornings. And long fishing days. I should have a new rig by then so it will be a Tuesday-Sunday gig for me. Ill have my spot at oxbow for sure.

-Blake
 
Looking like I will only have a few days to be there during hoh down. Ill probably drop in and say hi in the evening after hitting other rivers in the area where there will be far less pressure.
Ill probably end up on the other highway most of the time. Or at least a more northerly river
 

Jerry Daschofsky

Moderator
Staff member
Ok. People are being a tad too literal. Its called the Hoh Down since we are homebasing therem. Lots of other rivers nearby. So you can camp there as your "basecamp" and fish elsewhere. Just a lot (including me) will fish the Hoh. This river is special to me so I'm not worried about hooking fish. I never do on g et togethers like this. This isn't a private basecamp its a website get together. So fish another river and hangout in the AM and/or PM.

Onto camping. 4 people per site isn't bad. But chances are some people will be staying at motels.
 
Guys i had an excellent dream last night. It was morning at the Oxbow and I somehow had waded across to the other side of the river. I was long lining an egg through the slot on the other side of the river, and i spotted a steelie! one perfect cast upstream, let the egg sink, ok there it came tight, guide it into the slo... FISH ON

wow, hot fish, im running down a gravel bar now (ok so the gravel bar doesnt really exist in this spot), sprinting as fast as i can while the fish threatines to take everything off my real. After a short pursuit the fish turns its head back into the current and bulldogs behind a slight gravel drop off (like the one where jason smalls caught that beauty) and i get him to go to a friend who is on the gravel bar, waiting for the fish.

next think i know the fish is slightly upstream from me, gently drifing into my shins. I tail the brute buck, harmlessly take the egg hook out of the left corner of his mouth, and feel the surge of this mysterious fish flow through my body as he makes a powerful burst out of my hands upstream, and back into the unknown dpeths of the hoh river.


now.... this was an awesome way to wake up, the thoughts of a 32 inch buck.. but my only question is....

WHY WAS IT COLORED LIKE I WAS IN IDAHO?
 
Hah! Nice dream Dustin! I hope you enjoyed it. I need a dream like that.

But seriously...all this talk about fishing other rivers...anyone who is at the Hoh Down is required to only fish the Hoh. Isn't that what it's all about? ;) The camaraderie all fishing the same river and getting skunked?
 

Matt Smith

On the river Noyb
I was just going through my check list of stuff to pack and just wanted to throw out the reminder to BYOC

Bring Your Own Chair

I seem to remember them being in short supply the past two years. :thumb:
 

Matt Smith

On the river Noyb
I would usually have a witty retort to something like this but I really just don't know where to go with this.......
Oh Yeah... "I understand the logic in this"
 
If I remember right Bill had the chair of chairs two years ago. But once you reclined it was almost game over.

Good reminder though! I know people will still forget. They just better stay out of my chair when I get up and go for another beer!
 

Jerry Daschofsky

Moderator
Staff member
Speaking of the Hoh and surrounding rivers out there. They are punched and climbing. Looks like rain on my weatherbug calls for rain as far out as it registers (til next Tuesday at least).

So here's my question. I was going to do most of food buyup this weekend so all I have to do is stop off and buy the ribeyes fresh and have everything packed. But once I buy I won't be able to refund. Weather won't affect me if river at least is coming down. I can hold off and do all the buying Thursday morning so I'm able to refund cash for those who bought in. If you all are in the "Buy it and play it by ear" I will. If not I will scramble Thursday morning if Hoh Down is a go. What do you guys think? Its your cash.