For some reason the steelhead bite really came on in the afternoon on July 19, 2017. The fish sure kept me busy with the hookups coming fast and furious. I managed to catch some of the action on video. The fish were hitting small stuff like G.R. Hare’s Ear, Prince and Pheasant Tail Nymphs. The small nymphs were fished as the dropper fly off of larger, heavier Carpetbagger Stonefly Nymphs. Oh, and I did manage to land a humdinger of a hatchery steelhead. Fillets for the table!
A good haul of the mountain black morels and a few yellow jumbo morels.
97°F on the Rogue Valley floor. Much cooler in the Cascades. Time to go morel hunting before they disappear for another year.
Another good foray! Tuesday found me trekking the step slopes of the southern Cascade mountains in search of the black morel mushroom of the Rogue Valley area. Wintery weather of cold rain and high winds persisted throughout the hunt.
Rogue Guiden with largest black morel find of the day.
Yes, they are starting to pop in the high Cascade Mountains. Here’s the first four black morels that I found along an old logging road.
The first of the mountain black morels are found on May 11, 2017. Let the treks into the high Cascades begin. To see more see the Morels 2017 page:
Latest morel foray updated on the Morels 2017 tab.
Time to visit the Cascade Mountains for black morels!
Neil with a yummy find.
Morels are mysterious little fellow. They can be found in usual haunts. On this day we discovered morels coming up in different and unexpected locations like this little grass clearing.
We found this lone morel along a deer trail under Oregon ash trees.
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.