I've caught one fish here not counting a pike minnow. Thought I'd give it a try again but the flows were very low. I believe around 98 CFS when I was there. I fished below the HWY 70 bridge up to the dam and saw a few salmon hanging around. There was a small hatch of BWO in the afternoon which was pretty cool to see but no rises at all. I will have to try again when the flows are right.
Christmas Eve and Christmas are the days I fished this river and manage to catch something. The flows are also very low at 740 CFS. I fished up the HWY 20 Bridge with no success. The fish were rising the in afternoon to some cream-colored PMDs but they weren't interested in what I was throwing at them.
Next I fished below the bridge covering a ton of water but with no success. After I thought about why I wasn't successful, I moved to a deep pool and tight-lined nymphed it with a take that I lost. I tried again and was about to give up when I finally hooked up a fair-sized fish. The next day I went to the same spot and hooked a nice pounder.
Found a few skwala adults and a fair amount of nymphs on the banks. Can't wait for spring.
|First fish I've caught in a while|