When you really need a day on the river, it doesn’t matter much what the weather is doing. Such was the case yesterday. The weatherman had said high 30′s and partly cloudy, the reality was high 20′s, wind, bone chilling humidity and no sun. But, it really doesn’t matter too much when you’re out on the river with your brother breathing in the fresh air. Even poor fishing didn’t make much of a difference, it was just good to be out.
Jay, Hudson and I got on the river about noon and the primary goal was to hook some steelhead. We fished deep runs with the classic “chuck and duck” method with not much success. Jay hooked and landed this well colored steelhead, but the rest of the day we couldn’t even say we bumped a fish.
Near the end of the day we decided to fish for trout, which turned out to be pretty great! We only had an hour, but we were able to pick up about 8 fish in the 8″ to 12″ range. It probably would have been a pretty good day had we just gone for trout.
We did get a couple of fun photos to add some good laughter to the situation too! Check them out below.
Here’s to staying sane!
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