Thursday, February 25, 2010
First day back after rains. River was more brown than green (cafe au lait) about two foot visibility but dropping fast. Warm sunny day fished Memorial near fish ladder and 'Snag Hole' 2 miles down from Dry Creek. Seals were in both places so the fish were there but not for me.
Will and I rode down to 'Snag'. 'Fashion' fished and rode our way back up river. Water still high , 3 foot visibility. Heard of one fish caught. Fellow fisherman talk of few fish in the river - 800 at the hatcheries. River dropping fast.
Get in before the rain. 3 foot visibility. Flotilla of drift boats (see pic). Saw one downstreamer caught. River dropping.
Lack of heavy rain encouraging- river dropping and clearing. Season waning, fish counts low, this could be as good as it gets this year. River has 5 foot visibility mostly green in color. Few fishermen out. Caught a couple of smolts/halfpounders.