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.