Monday, November 4, 2013

The Trek of Three Hills.....

Today Bill and Frank joined up with me in hopes of finding some green water after the 60 MPH gusts and high water that started the weekend. We started the day at 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temps were the coldest of this early season that I recall. The fields were painted with thick frost as the sun poked its head over the horizon. The boys geared up and we played up the hill and down the hill all day.

The water wasn't where we had hoped it would be . It was still mucked up with a boat load of leafs  meandering through the current. Well we gave it our best which resulted in only a couple fish between the three of us. We had our excuses lined up for our poor showing that's for sure.

1. Muddy murky water

2. Ultra low temps gave the fish temporary lock jaw

3. Smoked sockeye jinx.....Well Frank brought me some smoked sockeye as a gift. As the saying goes never bring fish if you want to catch fish. I'm sure this is the reason for our piscatorial failure.

 Frank says he is fine with Bill blaming him for any skunks,poor outings or any other unexpected negative events that may arise.

If the weather pattern holds true, rain will be on its way Wednesday or Thursday to crap up the next weekend. We shall see.... hope as always spring internal as the three of us were battered from our walk but unbroken.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Royal Canadian Float Recovery Team......

The RCFRT(Royal Canadian Float Recovery Team)  came down for the day. The two member squad
displayed Canadian ingenuity and creativity in their recover of a custom made float tied up in some submerged branches. It was quite a site and made my day.

The weekend started off  with murky conditions on the  bigs and mids and the rain overnight made them increase in murk and flow even more as the weekend progressed.

I found one of the smalls murky with a tinge of green on Sunday which brought some success.

On Monday the above mentioned RCFRT of Bill and Frank joined me for the first time this season.
I take great pleasure fishing with these two gentleman and enjoyed the days and banter not to mention the priceless picture that their antics produced.

More rain  and wind to come mid to end of the week. I hazard to think when we will ever get back on the big trib short term.

Until later.......

Monday, October 21, 2013

Steelhead Monday....Well maybe not.

Last Friday I was excited with the hope to get in in three solid days of fishing but the weather Gods had their own plans. Saturday stream quality was a mixed bag. Most water was brown and murky with a few having just cleared . The steelhead gods graced me with  a few fish in clear and murky water to my surprise. There is something to say about fresh October fish. Some of them have the ability to give you  a shot of adrenaline and leave your knees a little wobbly.

Sunday the very gods that giveth  took away and punished me with lake effect rain. The steady rain which was heavy at time brought chocolate milk to all the tribs both big and small.

Well I guess we have all been praying for a good shot of precipitation to distribute the fish through all the tributaries both high and low in the systems.

We asked for and now we got it.

Until next time.....

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Columbus Day, Canadian Thanksgiving and......

And all the turkeys were out. A multitude of fisherman took to their piscatorial pursuits today. I was excited with positive reports earlier this week to hit the water but today was not yesterday nor the day before.

Today's conditions were receding flow levels, clearing water and high sun as the day went on.

I had to work hard for a few fish. Reports were if you beat the crowds and got to the right spot well then it was on. If not well then it was not all that and a bag of potato chips.

Better weather on the way later in the week.

Good luck out there and Happy Thanksgiving to my Ontarian friends.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


The Lord said let there be light and there was light.....

 The last few weeks I have had fish on the brain so  I have been stopping into this little gem of steelhead excellence, Colville Outfitters.  The store is packed to the brim with all your steelhead and salmon needs.

 The store has all your centerpin brands..KP, Raven etc... and Colville's own sweet little reel design the Paragon. The paragon spins forever and would be a great addition to anyone's reel collection.

Needs waders or a new jacket???? Colvilles is Buffalo's local Simms dealer.
So if you want to pimp yourself out in Simm's style here is your place.

In addition, if your a float freak such as myself they have them all.

I would want to forget you fly guys out there. They have a fine selections of fly reels and rods... did I say Sage?

This little bit of promotion and advertising is completely unsolicited. It's just nice to have such a passionate local proprietor attempting to live their dream. The staff is friendly and love to fish as much as you do.

Now about the fishing, for last few weeks I have been walking the stream to get a little exercise and getting the lay of land for the new season. there isn't much going on now but the days are getting shorter and the next good flush of tributaries could be the ticket to get the fish moving in in numbers.

So cross your fingers and in the mean time stop into this great little steelhead joint.

You wont regret it!

Until next time....