Bob and Shawn made it out on Saturday before the rain had too much time to make a major impact on the flows. They fished Colonial park in the early morning where Bob was able to hook up in the first 10 minutes. Fishing slowed until mid-day when they made the move to Island Park. Fish were stacked up in the slack water just north of Island and Shawn was able to capitalize on the concentration of fish. By the end of their fishing day flows had gone up tremendously and by sundown the river had blown out. I'm happy they got an early jump on the day.
shawns island park steelhead
I'm just wondering if the fish will still be in the river when the flows finally subside. My guess is that the season is finally coming to a close and I'm already starting to stock my box for stream trout. I've been working hard each night trying to get a few new flies in after the kids have gone to bed. I will be going driftless on Saturday with Damien and wanna make sure I'm prepared.