River X Again


The water flow has dropped to low levels. Every year the flow seems to end up at about 150 CFS. Makes it a bit harder to catch fish in bright, sunny weather. Luckily rain and clouds are forecast for the rest of the week, and a good chance that the rain will be showers and light.

River X Flow Still Dropping

With the dropping water flow I like to fish dark, deeper runs against steep banks. It is surprising how close to these banks the steelhead will hold. It is not surprising when close inspection reveal the structure that held the fish, such as a deeper pocket with swirling back eddy. When I find good structure and hook a fish, I note it well. Year after year specific locations seem to always hold fish.

River X Really Coming Into Shape Now

Water Release Going Down on the River X

And there are definitely fish lurking in the murky, deeper holes and runs, as I have seen them.

Water Release Going up on the River X


Been waiting for this. Now it looks like the conditions will be right for a drive over. March steelhead! Just wait for the water to clear.

Rogue River Steelhead

River A Beauty

Little river, big fish.

Little river, big fish.

Rain on the little A River.

Rain on the little A River.

Waterfowl on the river.

Waterfowl on the river.

Low water. Soft rain. The steelhead took a small Brown Forked Tail Prince Nymph. The tippet was 4X fluorcarbon.

A dropper fly generally called the Prince.

A dropper fly generally called the Prince.