Continuing on......as we moved up river, we got into an area we had not fished before, and it was amazing how the river changed in a instant. It went from a river confined by a very harsh gorge to a wide open easy to access freestoner again.
We welcomed this change as it was easier to access the water and nearly every little hole held fish of some kind. The other interesting change, was that in the gorge, Browns were the staple. But once we got into the fast riffle water, Bows were the general populous. We did catch a few Browns, but Bows were the general fare.
While fishing once stretch that you can see behind us in the photo below, we managed to pull out a beautiful pair of fish.....one Brown and one Bow. They were both very nice fish for the water and put smiles on our faces.
We didn't get to go nearly as far up the river in this region as we would have liked, but the exploration for the day was done and so we headed back to camp to meet up with the rest of the crew.
On the next installment, I will hit the trail and move to our next camp about 3 miles further up river. This was a spectacularly beautiful section of river with some dynamic fishing......
I'll be back soon to post more. Until then, tight lines......
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Steelhead Alley Outfitters