Morels 2017 tab updated with more photos from the Easter Sunday morel foray. Quite a successful hunt, with the first of the nice wild asparagus found.
Our latest foray along the Rogue River.
Click below for the April 8th morel hunt.
The black morels of the high Cascades have begun showing. Teri found the first pair along an old logging road. We had inspected the same location last weekend and found not a one. Needless to say all those we found today were very fresh. We spent a little time trout fishing and as we found a week early, the fish were not on the bite. The water seems to be just to cold.
A week of cold and wet weather in the Cascades made for good hunting for mountain trout and morels. The early morning fog and mist proofed perfect conditions for some hot trout action with flies. One new tie, the Red Wire Worm, proved on it’s debut that it was worthy of the wily redside trout. Along with the Hot Bead Sowbug, the flies connected during a steady two hour bite. This time I increased my leader’s strength from 5X to 4X. I lost no feisty fish to breaking the tippet. I did lose several of the beefy acrobats to their wild and numerous jumps and leaps.
The morels keep coming. We looked over an area we had searched a week before and did even better this time. A lot to be said for mid-May adventure in the Cascade Mountains.