I know its June, but I am going to go back to last month to share a bit from a great day on the water with my oldest son and my daughter.
|Jonathan's May Steelhead|
It was May 6th and we were in search of one last drop back steelhead.
Even though it had started to warm up a bit, the water was still quite cold and starting to drop and clear. Just about as close to perfect conditions as you can get for this time of year.
|Jon's 1st smallmouth bass|
We decided to walk a ways downstream first, and then walk and fish our way back up to the bridge where we came in.
Our first stop was a good sized pool with a great fall down at the top and some great ledges for the fish to hide by in the middle and tail-out.
Jonathan took position at the top and Katie at the middle.
|Katie's 19" smallmouth|
In that first half an hour. Jonathan managed a beautiful drop back hen steelhead, and a nice sized smallmouth bass. Katie got a good pull, but was never able to connect. When we felt as though we caught what we could, we moved on.
Our next location proved to be more of the same, giving up a few fine fish and then turning off. The pool gave up a rather large nineteen inch smallmouth to Katie, while Jonathan landed a very respectable rock bass. I hooked a large smallmouth in the tail-out, but couldn’t seal the deal.
Our last couple of hours we worked our way back up to the bridge, hitting all the major pools and deep pockets and runs. We each managed some very nice fish, but Katie’s twenty inch smallmouth bass was the fish of the afternoon.
All fish where caught on woolly buggers in olive and brown, and craft hair streamer patterns.
|Katie's 20" smallmouth.|
|Even I managed to land at least one.|
I managed to take some great photos and video. I’ll post the photos and try to get the video up when I can…..Enjoy!