Brown Water Blues
Winter Steelhead season is about wrapped up in my book. We have had only a few windows to get after the fish we look forward to all year. Green water has been quite elusive since Christmas – BUT even with that, there have been some very good windows. Chasing Winter fish is always a gamble – weather, water conditions, migrating fish that may or may not even be there. These are the simple reasons it is so gratifying when it happens. This shit is not for the thin skinned. For those of you who rolled the dice with me this year, Thank you. As most of you have seen – the rewards can be tremendous.
Whats on the Horizon?
Well, there is some good news (FINALLY) coming from the Lower Sac. Flows are going to be reduced to 13,000 cfs by Saturday, March 11th. This is a very fishable flow. Hell, anything under 35k is to be considered a fishable flow for us this year. As long as the water clarity gets just a tab bit better – we will be stoked. There is certainly some more precip in the forecast but these coming systems look significantly weaker than what we’ve been experiencing the past 3 months. The fish in the Lower Sac have had a very healthy break from any angling pressure since the middle of December.. You can bet the fishing will be pretty special in the coming weeks as conditions stabilize. I still have a few spring dates open..