Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Occaisonally trips come together on a moment's notice, and occaisonally you take advantage of those trips despite your schedule. These trips, the trips where little forward thought is put into the details, are the trips that produce big fish. Some of you have traveled to this destination with and without me, and we've all seen some big fish in this stretch.....cough...Robbins....cough.....
This 18" fish broke the ice for us around 2 p.m as we fished within the spray of the mighty waterfall (late arrival as we fished upriver in the morning)
After nailing a few small ones, we moved downstream to some slick water and essentially observed the surface until around 5 p.m when the fish began to rise, slowly at first, and then with more frequency, until finally it was an all out Salmon blitz. You had your choice of the 20" fish three feet to your right or the 25" fish 15 yards in front of you....it was rediculous.
We fished until it was too dark to see the rises, our arms tired from endless casting, and our spirits high from nailing so many fish. It was easily a 50 fish afternoon between the two of us, and the stretch of water we fished after 5 p.m produced fish from 17-23" consistently......an epic evening!