Twenty four days in a row and still counting…It has been a very busy guide season! Sorry for the delayed reports, but customers in the shop and boat come first at this time of year. We are extremely thankful for your business and love every minute of it!
The peak of the steelhead run has come and gone, but the run is not over. Trout fishing has been gaining momentum over the last week. In fact, we have caught a couple brownies on dry flies the last week. That is a GREAT time! However, there are still enough steelies around to play with and chrome in the holes/runs. You just have to work a little harder than two weeks ago…but who said steelhead are easy?
The river is running at normal levels and in the upper 40’s. Stones, Hennie and Bwo’s have been the go to dry flies over the last week. Fry patterns, stones, sparrows and pink estaz eggs have been the top producers for steelhead recently. It has been an awesome season and with all the fry; a huge reminder of the fantastic fall run of kings.
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 April??? YUP!!!
Below are some comments and photos of recent trips…
Steve with a spawning buck
The first double of the day...we did it again later too!
Jeff with a hot buck!
Steve with a new hen!
Jeff ended our trip with this beauty!
Dave with a couple nice bucks
Sherrie and Abby with a drop-back hen
The “Maple leaf Mascot” - Cody
Dave bagged this buck on a fry
Mark with his first ever steelie…well done!
Dave and I with a Danaher Rainbow
Dave with another Buck
Rollin with his first every steelhead!
George with a little fire-cracker!
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!
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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