Monday, January 30, 2012

only a few months away!

Trout season begins early in  a few local streams starting in arpil and that really gets me excited. although it's primarily nymphing the first two months of the season it can still be exciting, larger fish are commonly caught earlier in the season. one or two fish can be caught on dries if you work for them but usually dry fly fishing doesnt pick up until late may-june. most often stream are re shaped by winter floods leaving debris behind and forming new obstacles and good fishing areas too. armed with a waterproof camera starting next month  i will be set up for the upcoming season chasing some of these

Early season cutthroat caught fishing nymphs

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

winter steelhead report

So far i have been out a total of 4 times this season and i have gained much experience in that short amount of time. on my favorite coastal stream i hooked two nice steelhead in one day (they both got off) and i have caught dozens of cutthroat and one old fire truck red coho. i have found fly fishing for steel to be quite the challenge,these fish really know how to get off a line. on the other hand my buddy brad picked up on gear fishing for steelhead with a spinning rod and bobber and jig.  Below are some pictures of the trip where brad caught his first steelhead, there is also a video i will post. saturday we will be hitting the water again in hopes of another chance at some winter steel. my fly box is stocked with egg patterns and i am ready. water should drop into shape on my favorite smaller coastal stream just in time
The river

me dead drifting egg patterns
working a seam