I got a late start today as the boys are off school and had some work that needed attention this morning. David K. fished it yesterday and had a good day, landing a keeper and witnessing a lot of fish pushing up.
I met up with Vinny, from Sumner, who appears to have mastered the backyard ditch. He hooked a couple of fish during the time I was there and landed a nice chrome hen of 7-8#. He ties up a yarn and bead egg pattern in red and uses a curved piece of pencil lead to bump and probe the bottom of the swift water. He was helpful and gave up some good Intel. I helped him net his fish which he was grateful.
JR. S., and his buddy Lyle were working the seam below and JR is determined to get his first steel on the fly rod. Lyle did connect a couple times in the past but couldn’t keep them buttoned. Today he did land his first steelhead on the fly. Just below the out take flow tube from the hatchery. It wasn’t a beast, but still counts. Good job Lyle!
I however, never touched a hit, fished a few spots that are known to host fish, but seemed like the weekend crew plucked the fresh fish from the system. There is always another day…