Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Irafly, Oct 16, 2013.
I was just joking around, looks like you had some good action.
It's all good I'm an ass. I think the steal God's FINALLY gave me some notice! Just the right place at the right time!
got one grab yesterday on the Methow at mile 7 on the first cast, but that was it for the rest of the day. Thank the Good Lord for the bakery in Twisp, not that I really need one of their cinnamon rolls.
What? It hasn't been "lights out" fishing?
Key words in that are "first few days." That's always the case up there. Once those fish that have podded up before the season are fished to and broken up, things settle in to steelhead normalcy.
Okay, here is a belated report. I floated a certain upper Columbia trib since the steelhead season opened and kept my first two legal, hatchery fish. It was almost a perfect day, with as many fish to the swung fly as I have ever had on a single day trip (or at least that I can remember) and a number that I won't share on the internet. I wound up floating out through the last part of the drift but really enjoyed seeing the spawning salmon all podded up during their annual ritual. I'll stop short of saying it was a religious experience but it was a nice day even with the crowds. That said, if I go back, I'll probably leave the fly rod home and take the gear rod because I believe that will give me the best chance to actually harvest hatchery fish because that allows me to cover water that fly anglers can't or won't cover.