Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: California waters- Trinity River, Truckee River, The Eel and The SF Bay Delta
So, we made it up to the Trinity late Friday night and fished through Monday. We fished mostly the J.C. area. It wasn't great fishing but it wasn't bad either. Saturday we were one of 4 or 5 boats drifting from Evans Bar or Sky Ranch down. Thankfully, once we passed the anchored-up gear guys, we were pretty much the lead boat. We did get a couple on Saturday morning nymphing but, it ended up being a short drift. I unfortunately decided to take a swim and ended up with at least a couple of gallons of water in my waders... I did get to fight one steelie though, while butt naked! My buddy was hooked up again while I was wringing out my long-johns and said he needed help! C’mon! So, he hands me his rod and grabs the net out of the boat. Fish went on two runs while I am standing there in all my glory! I was expecting the floatilla to arrive any second! Thankfully, Adam was the only one to have to witness that. We finally landed it and got down the river to the take out around 1:00 and went back to the cabin in Lewiston and finished our day up there. Sunday we floated from JC Camp to Bahgdad. Adam picked up two more nymphing and I got a nice brownie on the swing just before taking another dip. I did the ol slow motion sit down! Thankfully I had a dry bag in the boat for just such emergencies…. It just wasn’t my weekend for wading thankfully, the temperatures were mild. It definitely could’ve been a lot worse! Monday was our last day and we fished up in the Lewi area, Bucktail to Steelbridge. Tough day for me, not even a touch, Adam landed three more with the last one taping out at 24”. All of the fish were wild and released to go on and do their business! Definitely not best weekend of fishing but, it beat not fishing! And, from talking with others, it seems we did better than most. We didn’t hear a report in three days of anyone having more than one fish to the boat. And, we didn’t see a lot of auxiliary action either, no runners or risers. The only fish we saw in three days were at the end of our line.
Doesn't look like the Eel is going to be fishable for a while again. Other than today and maybe tomorrow.....