Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Matt Burke, Jan 21, 2009.
sorry jeff, hard to tell, work and drive at thew same time.
Bob, what do you consider fishable flows on the Hoh? The river dropped from 4000 to 3000 since yesterday with spotty showers for the next two days. I'm thinking 2000 when I hit it Monday afternoon.
And cooler temps mean less melt.
From the looks of things I will be on the 1st or 2nd ferry leaving Whidbey Monday morning. A short stop for grub in Port Townsend and then head for the Oxbow. Hope to be wetting a line by afternoon some time. I'm getting anxious.....
Sure can, I'll drive thru Oxbow to find another place to stay. That aint right.
Listen, don't close your mind to the idea of being free. Less is quite liberating.
So people aren't backing out because of flows? I would be bummed if I got there are no one was around.
I'll be there Buck. I'll need a second for a shuttle anyways. LOL.
Rain doesn't bug me. Neither does near flooding. I know where to target. Hoh has stained (or I should say dark green) alot of the year. But you just have to change your technique when river starts puking. Hopefully with the weather like it is, it'll bounce up and down. But say it this way, I've caught steelhead on the fly with raging waters on the Hoh (now, near flooding, that's a different story).
Oh, and plugging is a backtrolling technique using diving plastic "plugs". Like the Rapalas and such (I use tadpollys, and some of the hotshots). I won't be bringing them (at least not that you can see). We'll pull them out once we leave the launch.
But I'll be there either way. I missed last years because of my Father in Law passing away. Don't plan on missing this one. Just don't expect to shack up in my camper Buck.
Don't worry about me, I'm strickly in it for the ladies. Not that there is anything wrong with diversity.
I'm working right now and hopefully if all goes well, I can't make it. That's right, if i'm not there, then i'm making much needed money. I'm a realtor and things have been way too tight. Plus, then new addition to the family and the 3k dollars worth of work being done on the rental is killing us.
Maybe, if the stars align, and the moon is made of cheese, I can sell my clients a house, and go to Oxbow!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumb:
I'm assuming if I go i'll need a tent, tarp, sleeping pad, cooler, fishing shit, a bunch of warm clothes, blah blah blah.....I don't camp much. Not in the winter at least. I'd much prefer to have a trailer or a hotel room. It's the way I roll. I'll check in later, got to get back at it.
Ah, don't pussy out on us now Buck. Sheesh. Still have your seat saved.
Well, looks like I may only bring the Steelheader and the driftboat. That way I can scout friday with the steelheader and then my steelheader will be open saturday and probably sunday if anyone thinks they want to drift.
I'll have my pontoon with me and can drift with you Jerry. If there is a vacant seat in any boat I can shuttle and fill that as well.
I'm getting so anxious I'm going tomorrow morning . Will be fishing Sunday afternoon, hell or high water. Got the 4Runner loaded (half of it's firewood), gassed and pointing out the garage. Looking forward to :beer2: in camp.
I'm with ya Hoopa. I'm suppose to haul some stuff for my wife tomorrow so I can't pack the truck yet. I have all my gear stacked in the garage just waiting. I'm ready to go. :beer2:
I am hoping I have a meeting get cancelled on Friday so I can head up early and not have to drive from Vancouver. We'll see. I am looking forward to it whenever I get there.
I'm picking up fishdontcare Thursday afternoon and we are headed to Forks. We'll be there through Sunday. I'm bringing the pontoon and hoping to follow Jerry and others (picking up all the fish they miss of course) because there is safety in numbers. We'll be fishing it...not as hard as Matt "I'm fucking fishing" Burke, but fishing it still. I hope to connect with enough folks to be able to shuttle too. I look forward to meeting a bunch of folks, fishing and all that comes with such a trip.
Buck, your new "restricted freedom" chaps are still too much man, nobody is bitching about my avatar now! Thanks for taking one for the team...not sure where you might be taking one dressed like that though bro...better cover up!