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|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 7/16/2001 2:09 AM|
Well we've had right at 30,000 spring cnk up to the hatchery by last report; probably more by now. Bite is very slow so most fly 'chucker' have moved on. Only a few die hard drift fishermen still working the Salmon over.
but the good news is the Summer run steelhead fishing on the upper Rogue is beginning to really pick up speed. Slow where you are? Well, think South.
PS: Andy (fishhead on the board) is beginning to get 3-4 fish days. I've been in Seattle for several days so my 'record' doesn't count yet.
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 7/21/2001 5:15 AM|
Not too much to add but "fish head" located a large pod of summer runs. Ugly what this young man can do with a fly rod. Got to sharpen his hooks, or something; too many lost that I watched. Well, loosing a fish that 6 feet in the air on a tight line maybe an exceptable "excuse" for a long range release.
Damn, this kid is good.
:>) or given I missed every strike as a :>(
|Originator: fish-head||Date: 7/22/2001 4:23 AM|
Has anyone else had a night where they went 1 for 4 ? What do you think the cure was to stop this from happening again , Hooks were sharp , First 1 hit it just as came off the bottom end of drift . 2 headshakes then gone . 2 went air born I'll take that release . 3 hit while nymphing in front off me , what I call the sweet spot must of had wind knot came back with no prince clean cut . 4 landed and released .Next night landed 2 out the same run . Any thought's Fish-Head
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 7/22/2001 5:19 AM|
Oh Andy, Andy, Andy .... How many times do I have to tell you .... a half stick of TNT on a long leader will cure this problem. What's a guy gotta do to get through to you?
And I watched him loose three out of the 4. Well as they say: "you can dress them up but can you really take them out?" Or words to that effect.
And he had the unmiddigated gall to call me on my cell phone to tell me about the next nights HO RAWS! Think this "kid" likes rubbing it in?
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 7/24/2001 4:49 AM|
I think I've got to put a sock in my mouth ..... repeated Andy's "performance" last night. First fish lost when actually stripping line of my reel for the first cast. God may be be pleased at his 'come-uppence' but Why Me???
|Originator: BrianKempkes||Date: 7/24/2001 6:00 AM|
Fred, any size to the fish this year? My brother and I fished the Trinity River up in and near flywater, most fish were 14-17 inches, we saw a whole mess(few hundred) chinooks by hatchery and a few pods moving up river. Only landed 3 adults, each abou t5-6 lb. i broke open a log jumping into river that had bee hive in it and got stung8 times in armpit and shoulder. We were thinking of heading up to the Rogue in 2 weeks or the N. Umpqua depending on reports. Can you recommend a resonable clean motel in Shady Cove area. Also, what area are you fishing now, Gold beach or Grants Pass? My dad moved to Brookings this year and retired, and I get semi-daily fishing reports from Chetco and lower klamath or ocean depending on where he is fishing that day. Lately, he has been beating the tar out of the sea-run cutts just down the hill from his house. 10-15 an evening on dry flies. He says the big school of anchovies is moving out of Harbor and salmon are chasing them everywhere.(sorry for typos, new format print is so small i can't see to prooffread and i still can't figure out how to change font size
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 7/28/2001 4:24 AM|
Brain, sorry to take so long to get back to you. Wife's just gotten back from 5 weeks in Europe so we've been reaquainting ourselves. Also MSN.ca has been booting me (and others I assume) out a bit too regularly. Write message ... zip/gone/cut off.
Anyway, many nice places to stay in Shady Cove. You'll find them all clean, neat, etc. If you give me your price point I'll get back to you asap. Office e mail is [email protected].
Fishing a bit on the slow side but fish are "podding" up (is there really such a term?). Find one and you've found a lot. Would recommend you fish up from Shady Cove. If you've got a fax I'll send you maps if you need them that show access points, etc. Lots of 'public water' but quite a bit of it is not obvious as to access points.
Joan and I had our second home in Brookings for years; God I miss it!!! He's a very lucky fellow. Had that river wired down solid at one time, now I'd just be another guy with a rod. Back to the Rogue; if you're only here for a day or two I'd stick to the upper river as the fish tend to congrigate a bit more. Lower and they're pretty much traveling through.
Anyway, if you need maps etc., give me a shout (phone at work is 542 734 2714)
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 7/28/2001 4:29 AM|
4th times a charm?? Brian: error in my phone number: area code is 541
|Originator: steelheadr99||Date: 8/4/2001 7:19 AM|
Hi Fred,do you know what the web site is for goldray dam fish hatchery?.i used to have it and it was great for looking up the fish counts.
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 8/4/2001 11:10 PM|
Actually it's an 800 number you call in and get full info on the Upper Rogue and water flow info on the Applegate river. If you shoot me a quick e mail at the address above (My work e mail) I'll shoot the 800 # right back at you on Monday morning.
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