This report is from either the 14th or 15th I dont remember exactly lol. Lately iv been doing really good when i go out after the steelheads, mostly because iv been fishing with a couple really good guys who know what they are doing and they are doing great at putting me on the fish! Thanks Charlie Brown and Phil Tripp. On this day I fished with both of them for the first time! Me and Phil planned on floating the river by the hatchery, then i got a call from Charlie saying he wanted to float from Dodge Bridge to Touvell Bridge. I hadnt done this float before and neither had Phil so we both were pretty excited to see some new water.
That would be Dodge Bridge. Phil got the first fish probably less then 15 minutes into the float. A real nice Half Pounder Steelhead, it hit a plug. The interesting thing abuot this fish was, when phil was reeling it in an Osprey was circling right above us waiting for a quick snack. It was pretty cool to see this bird 20 feet above us! We seen alot of really good looking water but since the water was higher then usual it was hard for us to fish it. We only got three fish to the boat this day, Phil got 2 real nice half pounders and a little trout. I got skunked, it happens to me some times, believe it or not. It was still nice to be out on the river and me and Phil got to see a bunch of new water, and he got to see how to take the rapids on this stretch. So it was a good learning experience.
And that would be Touvelle Bridge, the end of the float. Thanks for reading and tight lines!
Me and the river met once again but this time exclusively at the Cheif Hole on the far side of Mcgregor Park. I threw just spoons, as im trying to get just this one technique down before trying to learn others. The river was up a little bit from the day before, i wasnt getting snagged on the bottom near as much. I think they were letting extra water out of the dam for some reason. I borrowed a camera until i find out if mine still works, it was off when it took a swim, so im hoping it’ll be good to go. So ill leave you with two pictures of the cheif hole. Next time is looking good though, gonna try different less pressured areas. I cant wait to feel a fish on the new rod. Until then…..Tight Lines!
So on saturday i woke up early and wanted to do some fishing, either on the river or the lake. I decided on the lake because the river is too frustrating. My good buddy also wanted to do some trout fishing so off we went to Applegate around noon. We got there and headed right to the french gulch boat ramp, thats where iv been having some good luck. When we got there we could see the trout surfacing and jumping so we knew we were in the right spot. After about a hour and a half with out any bites, we decided to try the other side of the lake. So we went to the dirt road were the creek enters the lake and try’d our luck there with no avail. After a half hour we packed up once again and went to the copper boat ramp and headed down the hill to try once more. Once again we had no bites and the rain started to pick up, so we decided to pack up and head to the truck to head home. Once at the truck we decided to have a little fun and shoot my friends potatoe gun. After we ran of potatoes we started to go home, while singing eazy e. All in all it was a great day even though we didnt catch a fish or even have a bite. Now for some pictures, i only took a few at the last place we fished.