Winter Steelhead Underway!
I started my winter steelhead season two days after Christmas. While my first day was a little tough, we've settled in to hooking a handful of steelhead a day for the last few days. Yesterday, Peter and Allan Maris had their first of three days with me on the Chetco River. It would be an understatement to say the day started slowly, as we didn't get our first bite until 12:30, but Peter and Allan fished hard and stayed focused the whole time. When Allan hooked the first fish, it came off and I was bummed to say the least. However, things started looking up after that, as we put the next 4 fish in the boat, all hatchery keepers. When it was all said and done, we made 6 casts, hooked 5 fish and put 4 in the box. Not a bad way to end a tough day. It honestly wouldn't have happened had Peter and Allan quit fishing hard.
Today, the bites were more spread out, but the results were similar. We're gonna fish Oregon again tomorrow, but after than I will be changing locales to see if any better options exist. There should be some outstanding action coming up.
I just got canceled for January 20th, plus I still have January 26th and 27th open. Give me a call and we'll fill 'em!