Summer Steelhead fishing was generally slow by most accounts and I was too sore to get out much myself due to injuries. I did manage to grind out a couple of nice fish swinging on one quick solo trip and it was nice to host some friends from Vancouver and watch Tomas get one (after I’d just had my ass handed to me by a hot fish) on another! Since that little bump of rain the other week rivers are getting lower and lower and I’ll be leaving the fish alone until the fall rains.
Nice fish caught by Tomas Jirku.
Usual flies were doing the damage when the water was up!
Trout wise again most rivers are now getting low and warm but there are some beautiful fish around if you can find the colder flows, but I’ll mainly be chasing Cutties in the salt from now on in.
Pinks are around in decent numbers further North with some spotty fishing locally. Despite the number of fish the bite had been somewhat tough. Humbling days of many casts with little reward has been the story for many including yours truly on a recent trip to a well known estuary North of Sayward. Patience is key as is constant varying of the fly, depth, speed and type of retrieve until you find something they will bite. I’ve got most of my fish on the dead drift. Will report back over the weekend and let you know when it picks up locally. Tight lines!