Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Brown Town

Nick Coffman with a great brown trout.

We took a little gamble today and headed downstream...way downstream. The flows were up a bit; just under 6,000 cfs, which is great for doing the lower river but with water temps still pretty damn cold, you never know what to expect the further you get from the dam. The good thing about the lower is that it warms up quicker as air temps rise and the sun get's higher. The browns were happy so Jim Murray, Nick and I put the hurt on them.

We started out nymphing just to say we could make it happen if we had to and within the first 3 minutes, Nick and Jim doubled up. We kept nymphing and kept pounding them until we had enough and then brought out the big guns...the streamer fishing was kind of spotty but still well worth the effort. We managed to bring a number of decent fish to the net stripping slow and keeping it deep. I imagine it's only going to get better as soon as the bugs get moving and fish start keying in. It's going to be a fine spring.

FYI, you can now get the latest weather updates and stream flows by clicking on the link in the right column.

Keep 'em where they live...

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