January 2008

Winter steelhead are here

by greenwater on January 8, 2008

The Smith got off to a bit of a slow start this year but seems to be getting on track now.  Late December was only producing about a half a fish per boat but the last week has been better when conditions allow us to fish.  I was on the river yesterday fishing good conditions with decent success.   We ended up with 2 nice fish with the big one going about 14 lbs.  The other guides I talked to all had 1 to 3 fish and I know of a 20 pounder caught in high water on sunday.  Right now its dumping rain again but it looks like we have a good weather window coming up.  When rivers drop out there should be a lot of fish.