Fishing Adventures

2-1-2011 Rogue River and a Heli

The water has been lowering on the upper Rogue River lately, they started to reduce the flows from the dam, thankfully. Now with the water lowering from over 5,000cfs coming out of the dam, Tuesday had about 3,600 I believe. Each day in the paper they have the flows printed from the previous night. So with the river going back into shape i wanted to fish it! I went to the Denman Wildlife area, it’s a short drive about 7 miles so its nice to come to even if its only for a couple of hours. I only fished for about a hour and half before i decided to pack up and go home, the water was still a little high for my liking. Im still only using spoons, im trying to master this technique before learning others for steelhead, but if i have some one to instruct me in person on how to do a different technique id gladly learn. So i was packing up my stuff when i noticed a big bright yellow helicopter coming my way. My first thoughts were “is it going to land where im standing?”  luckily i figured out what it was doing after i sprinted to safety. Turns out the helicopter was just doing practice maneuvers with sucking up water from the river and near by ponds and dropping it back to where he picked it up from. It was really cool to watch, he did about five fly arounds and put on a great show for me!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! Tight Lines!

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2 responses

  1. Nice when the helicopter puts on a show for you, personally. Makes you feel kind of special.

    Mark

    February 4, 2011 at 4:13 PM

  2. Mel

    That would have been very interesting to watch. Not only beautiful waters to fish in Oregon, but, you get a great side show also!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:06 PM

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