Anyway, this fall has been interesting. The salmon run was pretty lame and they certainly didn't populate the whole river as in some years. They were plentiful in about a half dozen places so as long as I could squeeze in we had great fishing... although I could have used a change in scenery for the 3 weeks of salmon:)
Our Steelhead run started slow and as of now really hasn't picked up a ton. It seemed to be one to four hook ups a day were the norm this fall and quite a few days the fish were biting at the fly well but missing the hook. We lost a number of great fish while fighting them too... a good reminder to land them as soon as possible so the hook doesn't loosen up too much before getting the fish to the net.
All in all it seems like a tougher fall... which means next fall might be a bonanza!
Here are a few recent photo's.
Cory with his first swung fly SH! Wicked Leech.
Dick with a great SH that clobbered a Sculpin.
Drew with a fine SH.
I know, it looks like Drew had a banner day, but this was over a 3 day period:)
Great job Drew!
John with his first SH! Sculpin.
Karen with a trophy brown. Wicked leech.
Lou prooves that Pike like the Wicked Leech too.
My beloved 4Runner after a head on collision on my way to pick up clients. Truck totalled, boat damaged but she still floats.... needs a new paint job though. Me, still walking... and thanking God!
Neal with his first SH on a swung fly! Flux Capacitor.