Low Water, But Plenty of Fish Around
I know, I know. It's been awhile. While my reports don't show it, I have been fishing since the new year. My reasons for not posting reports and pics are simple: the places I've been fishing are very sensitive and don't need the publicity. The inexplicably dry weather that we've seen this winter has created very low water conditions and has forced anglers to think outside of the box. Just because conditions aren't typical doesn't mean there aren't fish around. On the contrary, the potential for an epic day of steelhead fishing is very high and I've seen the biggest number days of my career this winter so far.
That being said, we need the rains. When we did get rain earlier in the month, the Smith and Chetco fired off a handful of real good days. That will be expected for the next rain as well. In the meantime, I will lay low and probably catch a ton of steelhead!
For those interested, I do have Tuesday of next week open (January 28), so if you're interested in some last minute fishing, it should be good.