Fishing has been GOOD, but not what it was last week. I have been out the past couple weeks daily and experienced some incredible fishing. We have plenty of fish right now, but we were spoiled the last couple weeks…what can you say; 45 degree water in mid-march with lots of fall/winter fish.
The river is in great shape to wade and float; water temps are in the 50’s and a slight stain in the upper river. The lower river is still holding a decent stain and increased flows. Please be careful launching/retrieving your boats and wading the river. The river claimed an angler this week…God rest his soul!
Please respect other anglers and their space. If in doubt, please ask…treat them as you would like to be treated. Ask before you drop your anchor, wade below another fisherman or fish through anglers. Please respect your fellow angler and respect their space…there are plenty of fish in the river!
The shop is open between 7:00am –76:00pm to reserve a day on the river, a Motel room or a Phone order…1-877-422-5394. The egg bite has been better then nymphs lately, but smaller nymphs have produced recently. Cream clowns (large and small), pink estaz eggs, early girl glow bugs close to spawners and fruity nuke eggs have been productive. On the nymph front; Fry, stones, Fry and fry patterns have fooled some fish the past couple weeks. Streamer fishing is gaining momentum, but is not there yet…too much food for the browns to eat with all the spawning steelies. However, there is an occasional rising trout to target on stones or BWO’s….dry flies in March??? YUP!!!
Below are some comments and photos of recent trips…
03/21 : Bill and Greg joined me for their annual spring float. We covered some water and hammered some fish…nothing like running up the score on the steelies! Well done fella’s!
Bill with a nice PM hen!
Greg with chrome!
Billy landed this fine brown on a fry pattern!
Greg with a solid brownie
03/22: Ron and Ken signed up for an EPIC day on the PM. We could not do wrong and enjoyed every second of it along the way! It was awesome and thank you guys!
Ron with a HOT buck!
Ken landed this nice hen on a fry
Ron caught this steelie on the strip…fry pattern
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03/23: Todd and Steve joined me while Paul, Mike, Kevin and Steve fished with BBT. Group trips are always a blast! And this was no different! Steve broke the curse and Todd put on a clinic…another enjoyable day guys!
Todd with Chrome!
A fresh buck on a fry!
BBT Customer and friend Chris caught this dandy brown at the take out!!!
03/24: Mike and Brenda hopped in the boat for another float and we enjoyed every second of it! It was a blast in the fast water!!! I am looking forward to seeing you guys this summer for some trout! Take care and thank you!
Mike with a hen
Brenda and I with a SOLID PM buck!
03/25: Jim and James were back in the boat and we schooled some fish. James is an excellent angler for being in second grade…I wish I knew what he knows at his age and caught as many steelhead on the fly as him. James you are my hero! Great work and keep up the good work in school…you need high grades to be a good fishing guide!
James and I with a rainbow
James battled this buck on a direct drive reel!
03/26: Noah and I set sail in search of steel and found plenty. They fought hard, broke many lines, but we prevailed. It was great introducing you to streamers and I look forward to our next outing.
Noah with a spring buck
Noah’s best PM brown to date
Steve and I are fired up for the season to begin and get back on the river every day. The shop is now open SEVEN days a week (7:00am to 7:00pm). Our spring inventory is in and the shelves are PACKED!!! Please stop by and stock up on all your spring fishing needs. We are very excited for another spring season…we are looking forward to seeing everyone around the shop, Motel and river. Seeing old friends/clients and making new ones along the way. We have an incredible fishery here, so let’s get out there and enjoy it. We deploy several techniques during this time of year…bottom bouncing, floating line with indicators and (my personal favorite) streamers! Plus, we cater to every skill level…from very experienced anglers to beginners trying to learn the ropes. You are all welcome and will most likely walk away with some new knowledge or perspective. Give us a call…1-877-422-5394…we would love to have you! “Winter Break” is OVER and it’s time to go to work…please respect other anglers enjoying the river.
Announcements/News/Destination Travel Info-
Want to fish some of the best rivers in Alaska (Katmai/Bristol Bay Area) without spending an arm and a leg??? Then join us for this summer’s BBT Alaska trip ($500 per person holds your spot)…Week one: July 28– 4, 2012 and week two: August 4 – 11, 2012. We have room for twenty guests each week. OUR PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON IS $2,295.00 ($200 LESS THEN BOOKING DIRECT) and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing
• All your lodging and meals
• Transportation to and from the Airport in King Salmon, AK
An incredible Alaskan fishing experience with an affordable price
Naknek River Camp…home of one week!
Katmai/Bristol Bay Area is known for LARGE Rainbows
You will also see some wild brown bears
Our trips are timed to hit the first waves of Silver Salmon
Grayling can be caught on dry flies
…and you will catch more char then you can imagine
The dates are January 12 – 19, 2013…we are taking deposits now to hold your spot! Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime! The package price per person based on double occupancy is US $3,450.00 and includes:
• Six full days guided fishing (with expert, local bilingual (Spanish-English) fly-fishing guide)
• All your lodging, meals and beverages (including beer & wine with meals).
• Transportation to and from the Airport in Bariloche
BBT in Argentina 2011 from John Karakashian on Vimeo.
Plus, here are a couple pictures that Pedro (the head guide of Fly Maniacs) recently sent me…
Please contact the shop to sign up for either of these exceptional trips!
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