Dice and I decided to fish the Chehalis today to get whatever coho was around. Knowing this system still have some fresh ones mill about, we hoped for the best and endured the long walk. Wasn’t too cold today and the sun was shining for the most part. Enjoy it while it last for the month of December.
Approaching run after run, people where in all the productive spots. Everyone had something along the banks as we arrived shortly after 10am. Go figure right. I knew there wasn’t much so i didn’t want to lose too much sleep. Just go when you want to. So we went for a walk to get away from the crowd and found our usual spot empty of anglers but didn’t get a sniff for the 1hr that we were there. So we decided to move back to where the action was. Back to where the people were. Talked to a few guys and one was leaving so they gave us their spot and also pointed out where the fish was holding. Great people around this time of year. But also, it’s about not invading someone’s space when they are fishing. Either wait or makes sure you give them ample space. But not long after, everyone decided to go home and we had the whole grounds to ourselves. With guts and gills everywhere, the battle ground will continue for more as we approached. hahaha. Not much action for us. Just the 1 hatchery jack coho for me. Which was chrome so i’m still happy. But the prize goes to Dice. Just as we thought the day would end rather peaceful. This on the end of the line keeps the heart pounding strong!!!
What can you say? Congrats my friend on your very first steelhead. Technically, this should be my fish. I gave him the jig to catch it, hahaha. Anyways, good job!!!
Hopefully this is an inspiration to those that think they are not in the system yet but they are there, not in huge numbers. But when you get to enjoy a day like today, it doesn’t matter and you never know what might be on the other end of the line. Good luck everyone on this years steelhead season!!!!!