Last Friday morning I met up with fellow WFF'er Steve Saville for a day on our river. I've been involved in the Fish and Wildlife Nutrient Program on the river this year and have been throwing approx. 2500 Chinook back in to the river every Thursday for about 4 weeks now. Being a totally opportunistic bastard like most of us here I put 2 and 2 together and figured there are lots of fish in now so I better get Steve down here and fish. I met Greg Cobb, owner of River Creek Rod's in Woodland. He let me take a couple prototype two handed 13' rods to play with. These rods were built on new North Fork Composite's blank's, Gary Loomis' new company. These were a little over kill on the Kalama but Steve and I used them and were impressed with the action and light weight, hell I even hooked a steelhead at the Hatchery Hole. Side note: pilot error, I lost it. The fish leaped out of the water and ran straight towards me and I could strip fast enough to keep up with it, luckily it was witnessed by Steve. That was the only fish we came in contact with the rest of the day. The last of the old Chinooks are still lingering around and the silvers are showing up now with steelhead in the mix. The river was a little low Friday but with the rain the last few days if it's not blown out should be good. Beside's the hook up the visit with Steve is all ways good and the Kalama Burger Bar is a great place to take a mid day break.