The North Umpqua continues to be tough, but like I've said before, if you put in the time and have some optimism, it's gonna happen. Had a really good day, it'd been awhile, we went 1 for 4. Not a bad day of steelheading anywhere. Right now it's about being in the right spot at the right time, we've all heard that before. When it's tough like this, you have to throw in some odd ball spots, change up a bit.
Chris rose one of the biggest steelhead I've seen in awhile, he/she cleared the water in it's first attempt, missed, then just erupted on it during the same swing. The kind of eruption, that I was just waiting for the line to start ripping of the reel, but it didn't happen. Couldn't believe it. Went through the whole routine. Put the original fly back on, a huge head came out, again I thought it had it, nope. Couldn't get it back. I'll remember that fish, I know Mollie will too.
We saw some decent fishing, in the aftermath of a really good thunderstorm and the following colder air temps.
Most know this by now, and I'm a little late in posting it. But, it was really cool to see the river flowing through here, and the steelhead and salmon have nothing to stop them until Lost Creek dam. Corny fish joke: What did the fish say when it hit a concrete wall?
Answer to corny joke: " Dam!?"