GENERAL INFO AND FISHING REPORTS FROM AROUND THE NORTHWEST
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Back to the Waters Edge
It has been a long and much anticipated break that began at the end of the Winter season and with the long days summer finally upon us....it has been a blessing to get back to the water. It's not like I haven't been fishing....in between long drives to soccer games and numerous birthdays this time of year...it was just time to get back to basics is all.
Spring this year came in like a lamb but left like a lion, with large rain fall and making for some huge water in the local rivers. I guess that why lakes can be a great alternative to slogging it out on high water. The annual hatchery trout blood bath this year was a great time and the tradition of fishing is great way to get kids to the water. We now have pictures of all the kids now spending time on the water from little boys to medium boys....my own girls have long since dropped fishing for soccer balls but it is my hope that hey come back to it again someday.....
Local is Good!
The last few years have been spent finding local waters with fish that are float able and the "hard" work has paid off and we have had some truly awesome days with an hour of the front door. The river of the SW end of the state will only get better as the summer rolls on those chance encounters with summer run steelhead on trout gear become a daily happening....
A Day away:
The Yakima river was my first home water....I spent many days rowing the waters between Ensign Ranch and Roza dam.....alot has changed through the years but it still holds a spot in my heart. Teresa and I were able to get away for the day and enjoy warm weather and solid trout fishing. We managed to not only land a bunch nice fish but a few libations as well.