Post By: bharper Posted: 1/10/2019 8:22:56 PMPoints: 191
I fished the River for the first time in three weeks.It was mostly overcast with temps in the 30s with 3 mph winds.The day started off really slow until I hooked the first fish of the day an approximate 18 Rainbow but lost it three feet from shore! The fish were not very aggressive until the afternoon especially between 2-5 pm! There was quite a bit of icy shorelines but I was able to fish around it. I ended landing 28 fish which included two nice 18 Browns and the best fish of the day an 18 Rainbow! I caught all but two fish on a #7 Rapala Countdown in the Hot Mustard Muddler Pattern! Almost half of the fish caught were 16 or better!
I got back out Sunday with my friend Chet.It was a little colder with temps ranging from 25-35 with pretty much sunny skies and a light wind.The bite was real slow to start but really picked up in the afternoon. I was down River when Chet caught this beautiful 22+ Bow on a Black Crappie Jig.His selfie picture taking needs work! It was definitely a real nice Bow! The pictured Brown was my best fish and the other pictured Brown was a beauty! We both ended up between 20-30!
I fished the Gunny by myself today landing 36 Browns,no Bows. The day was partly cloudy to cloudy with very little wind! I caught my fish on three different presentations(Rapala Countdown,1/8 oz Marabou Hair Jig,and a 1/8 oz Crappie Jig)! The Rapala Countdown ended up catching the most and the best fish of the day but I lost the biggest fish on the Marabou Hair Jig.The Marabou Hair was quite productive for me for the first time in a while.
You guys have been tearing it up. Two of my friends fished it yesterday with similar numbers. Because the flow is only 315 CFS, the fish are crowded into the deeper runs. They only got 1 twenty inches out of around 100 fish. There are too many browns in that river to ever get any bigger without a slot or encouraging people to keep four 15 browns. Gotta get down there again.
Thx Diggins! I agree on the sizes however the further I got back towards the wall out the fish started getting thicker! In the last 5 deep holes I got into several nice chunky 16+ fish on each of my 3 presentations! Im going to start throwing the Marabou and Crappie Jig because my friend has caught a 20+ Bow on each of the his last 3 trips! His 1/16 oz Black Crappie Jig catches lots of 17-20 Bows and Browns,especially the Bows! Good hearing from you! Definitely get out,when the temps get into the 40s and above its really enjoyable!
Redemption Day! After one of my worst days on the River Friday I redeemed myself by landing 31 Trout today! The River Friday was pretty hard to fish due to the 1+ ice extending out from the shoreline(1st pic) Todays shoreline in the same area(2nd pic)! With the warmer temps and rain most of the icy shorelines are gone! The skies were partly to mostly cloudy with temps ranging from the low 30s to mid 40s! Once again the fishing started out slowly but picked up around noon.The best fish of the day was a 19 Brown(3rd pic) caught on a 1/8 oz Marabou Hair Jig.I also landed an 18 fat Rainbow on a Rapala Countdown and two more 18 Fat Browns on a 1/8 oz Marabou Hair Jig! Hardly any ice on the River today which helped make Fishing more productive again!
Reply by: bharper Posted: Mar. 16, 2:20:04 PM Points: 191
I got back out yesterday with my friend Lee. It was sunny with cool temps ranging from upper 20s to low 40s.The bite was really slow considering the post front with the first day of clear skies! We picked a few up on a Crappie and Marabou Hair Jig which included this beautiful Bow that I caught on a 1/8 oz Marabou Hair Jig. Then a half an hour later Lee caught the best fish of the day a 18 3/4 Brown on a 1/16 oz Crappie Jig! I ended up with 25 Trout with more than half of them caught on a #7 Rapala Countdown.Lee caught 17 using a Crappie Jig and a little 2 swimbait on a 1/8 oz ball head jig.