Cascade Mountain River Outing, hike and wade day trip

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Brad Niemeyer, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Brad Niemeyer

    Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

    Hike and wade day trip to a beautiful cascade river. Let's call it "rock river". The hike-in part was complicated by a missed fork in the trail:beathead:. Bushwhacking back to the river trail caused a significant delay and many bruises and scratches:rofl:. We did meet a deer in the woods (see pic):)

    The river was high but clear. A couple 9 inch rainbows were hooked on small dry flies near the base of the falls. We scrambled down river to a nice long pool. I landed a very healthy slab of a cutthroat on a stimulator at the head of the pool. At 13.5 inches, the fish fought with head shakes and a broadside to the current strategy.

    My fishing buddies each hooked a few 11 inch rainbows, crossing the river and approaching the pool from below. These fish ran out line and jumped. The fish rose to dry flies, not sure of the pattern ( elk hair caddis?)

    Further downstream a few more fish (around 10") were hooked but not landed. It was very difficult to move into decent casting position with the high fast water and slippery jagged rocks everywhere. The faster sections seemed to not hold trout. This river has a healthy trout population... but proves frustrating, as access is very difficult. Lower water would help a little.

    PM me if you are looking for more specific details.
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Beautiful stuff right there.
  3. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member

  4. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

  5. iceman2k

    iceman2k New Member

    Nice little river! Sounds like a nice trip in spite of the missed fork. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

  7. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member

    Beautiful pics! I like the name, Rock River :cool: nice touch. Best places are normally the hardest to get to, but the gratification of the catch always over rides the struggles getting there.

  8. funfisher

    funfisher Fish On!

    Great stuff. Thanks for sharing!!
  9. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

  10. jumbo215

    jumbo215 Jasper hickman

    just awsome pics! looks like a great time
  11. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    Good stuff here, thanks for sharing.
  12. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

    What a beautiful place to fish!! Thanks for the wonderful report!