I had the opportunity to fish friday, saturday and sunday. But only saturday was a successful day for my but my other buddies had fish 2 of the 3 days.
River is rising and all due to the heavy rainfall this weekend. It’s still coming up with more rain in the forecast so i knew i only had the past weekend to give it my all before everything has moved up. Friday had great water but i wasn’t able to connect with anything except for some cutties, 2 hatchery and 2 wilds. Nothing to take home as i wasn’t out for trouts.
Saturday had me thinking, would the season just end like this? Normally you get your highs and lows and then you really know inside that the season is over. Well, Friday was the low. I managed to hook some fish but wish i could have had another larger one. Which was lost near the bank as i was looking for a good place to land the fish. 3 jacks and 1 8lbs. Not a bad day. My kids had fish and chips with the little guys and they gobbled it all up.
So that was the high and here comes another low. Sunday, was crazy. With torrential rain and hail, even had thunder and lightning. I was somewhat peaceful for me because… Saturday was almost the same, minus the thunder and lightning. I was standing there getting hit by hail and it hurt. Literally tucked as far into the tree and bushes to avoid mother nature’s wrath, i was thinking, “what am i doing here in this nasty weather”. One must bare the worst elements to enjoy what they love most. I guess you can say that about a lot of other things. But anyways, let’s get back to how i was feeling peaceful. I brought along an umbrella. That’s right, i learned my lesson on Saturday and i wasn’t going to let that happen to me again. Using it to block out as much as the elements as possible, the only thing was to just watch and wait for it to stop. Looking around to see others hiding and huddling in the bushes made me look start for a change. Zero was laughing at me when i took the umbrella out of the car. He asked if i was fishing or just carrying it around. But look who is laughing now when he actually asked to get some cover. I think i will carry one with me from now on, i don’t have to carry it as my bag has a strap to keep it secure. I love my waist pack and burner. Now you have somewhat of a chance to defend the winter months ahead. So, that was pretty much it for Sunday, the water came up so fast and chocolate was it’s color. No point in trying to making things happen as it’s pretty much all chance now. Fish can’t see anything in this dark water so we packed it up just before the sun went down. A nice way to end the weekend. We did have a couple of hours of sun near the end as the rain passed.
More rain is coming, river is going to be high and fish will move up the river. Too much river with a bit of fish so i believe, the salmon season has come to an end. Don’t get me wrong, i’m sure there are a few that is trickling into the system but do you really want to spend the day trying for 1 or 2 fish that might bite your presentation. Hell ya, only if the weather is nice. I’m pretty much done, so i will start to prepare for steelhead season which is just around the corner. But i really don’t expect to head out next weekend but you never know. Sometimes, i’m just crazy but more to do with the fact, i don’t want to stay indoors. Anyways, have a good one and i hope to make a post soon but only if i catch something, hahaha. Don’t hold your breath, i’m not very good with the steelies.