Hohdown, March 19

Jerry Daschofsky

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Oh yeah. All rivers are punched over there by graphs. Hoh ain't only river to get rain on the OP when it rains.

There is a chance we could be ok. I was throwing out worst case scenerio. But has to be dropping in to around 2500 by Wednesday and still dropping to be fishable thu-sun. If she's still punching up we are toast.
 

Ed Call

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Blake it isn't for me either. BUT I would like a chance. When you cast and your line is tight to tailout without sinking its nothing but casting practice. If I had my whitewater boat I would rig it and run it just for shits and giggles.
I'd be up for some shits and giggles, but finding places suitable to fish is important too. I have Thursday off confirmed so I will be joining the party or just Jeff on Wednesday late or Thursday after putting the chicklets on the school bus. If you're not there I'll miss seeing you...but I've got a short memory! I'll find something fun to do.
 
Ok guys its just RAIN. in FORKS.

bring your tying gear in case we get rained out a day or two. Bound to be some sunshine eventually. If that doesnt work im off on foot with a compass and map to explore tributaries/headwaters.

Lets bring some tarps/awnings.

And we can always nymph pockets on the bank and side channels!
 
I am bringing a decently nice 10' 10' awning and a tarp, with some rope for rigging it.

This year I will be more prepared because I am not carrying all my gear on my back :)
 

Ed Call

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Oh, you are brining it for YOU! Okay, okay, I get it. I'll probably bring mine so that we can huddle in close to the water filled fire pit while we eat Jerry's awesome food. If the weather out there ends up like what I'm seeing at my place last night and today we'll be getting wet from all directions.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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LOL guys. I was just putting a warning out there. I don't want a rash of "cash outs" after I've bought the food. And for me I'm out there fishing all the time. As much as I love cooking in camp if I'm out there I want to wet a line and have a chance. The rain isn't what's bugging me its the flows. If we can settle down with light rains we could be fishable by Tuesday or Wednesday. Ill prepare to buy everything Thursday morning.

My biggest concern is having almost $1000 for food and nobody show. I only get so many of these guaranteed days off and if I'm using them to fish I want to fish. As much as I love you guys snuggling under a tarp just to cook and hang out isn't what I had in mind. LOL.
 

Ed Call

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Jerry, if a bunch of people no show we can find a way to invite a bunch of Forks folks out for some food. I hear some like their meat a bit on the rare side though!
 

Salmo_g

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At the risk of tainting the spiritual quality of a Hohdown, if the river is punched on 3/17 with no hope of being fishable by 3/20, may I suggest a compass direction adjustment to an alternative river that more likely than not will be fishable that weekend?

The revered and reviled Cowlitz, for better or worse, is controlled by dams. Today it's running a little over 5 kcfs, which is very fly fishable. It is likely to stay around 5 or 6 kcfs, except on smolt migration Tuesdays when it jumps up to 8 kcfs. The Cowlitz winter steelhead run has shifted away from Dec.-Jan. returning Chambers Ck fish to late returning native Cowlitz brood hatchery steelhead that peak in March. It's not the Hoh nor any of the highly desireable qualities of the coastal rivers, but it would allow us to camp in the rain, eat Jerry's cooking, drink Evan and Matt's beer, AND fish water that is in shape. Downsides include most of the fish being hatchery not wild and you pretty much need a boat to access the Cowltiz.

I'm just throwing this out there because postponing the Hohdown is not feasible for too many, and cancelation isn't practical once Jerry buys groceries.

Sg