I found them today March 21st. The first day of Spring I believe. The report is featured in the Morels 2018 tab. Good hunting! By the way fly fished a few runs today. The river flow is still low. No winter steelhead hooked. Just one nice Rogue River cutthroat trout who couldn’t resist a Beadhead G.R. Hare’s Ear Nymph. The March Brown hatch was on.
Happy to find this first morel after checking another spot, fly fishing two holes and no results. Then this!
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.
They are there! The high mountain black morel fungi. We drove up a little earlier this year than in prior seasons. Just a hunch based on this Springs weather, and after evaluating last year’s mushroom foray records. The weekend just happened to coincide with the opening of trout season, but did not get to fish much as most of the morning was taken up with leg work on the damp mountain sides.
Still looking good. Just a couple days ago checked a deep woods pocket and had quite a good
Teri likes it.
Teri finds a two-pack.
Tunnel back for the big ones.
foray for the fresh morel mushrooms. The April temperatures have remained perfect for the little fungi. April rains have been light and very welcomed for the ground was getting a little dry. The outlook for the balance of the month looks very favorable.