Made the run to the river for Black Friday and finally found some steelheading weather. At 11 am it started to rain and instantly both Matt and I hooked up. The exciting part about this was Matt getting his first steelhead and on the swing! It took three trips going back to last winter, but he persevered and found success. Unfortunately for both of us our first fish came unbuttoned before we could get some pictures. On another note, it's been a weird fall weather wise. Here it is after Thanksgiving and we still haven't seen any snow and the temps are warm for this time of year. Don't know if I'll make it up again till after the new year.
Matt's first brown on the swing
A small but very feisty buck that fought like like hell
Matt just after he hooked his first steelhead, very happy.
This past weekend I found myself on the water with a great group of
guys. On one of our long walks in search of open water I found myself
deep in conversation with one bud and he was saying that these trips are now
less about the fishing and more about the company. That being said it
was a tough weekend fishing wise. We fished hard and covered a ton of
water with little to show for our efforts. With 4 guys getting 11 days (6 of those days
swinging with myself and Geoff getting 5 of those days) on the water
total we got 1 fish to hand via the swing and 6 via nymphing. We didn't
see anyone else killing it either, this included the pinners and
bottom bouncers. Regardless of the fishing it was one of the most
enjoyable trips I've ever had. Great friends, great food, fishing hard
and tons of laughing make for a great weekend. Some images from the