I sure am.
I know where they are. It`s where there not, yet that is sucking.
For the Sandy system rain would be a nice thing to see for the sake of the fish. Right now there are pleanty of fish in the system but they are haning out in the deep water holes. We need the rain to move the fish up river so the nonhatchery fish can do there thing, and the hatchery fish can get up to Cedar Creek.
I't been a while since I've seen the Sandy this low at this time of year. The water conditions make it a lot easier for us to wade from hole to hole, but that low water plays hell on the fish. Better conditions for the nonhachery fish, means better conditions for us fishermen in the long run. ODFW predicates our fishing based on the size those nonhatchery runs. While fishing the ocean this year I could see there were a ton of nonhatchery fish out there. One day we released 27 non fin clipped coho, now we need the rain on all these rivers to get those fish where they want to be. I know we don't controll the weather but my vote is for rain to help the fish so we will all be fishing in the future.
Sound like you might need anothere freezer. Then you can get into sturgeon fishing as well and fill one freezer with shad for sturgeon bait. Bait in the freezer always makes my wife happy (NOT):lol:I know where some are there is a good amount in my smoker right now. Thats the only reason I'm not out trying to get more the wife asked me when I was going to start smoking some fish and stop packing the freezer lol. Hell I bought the freezer just for a fish freezer so I told her I need to fil it lol. It's starting to get a good amount of eggs in it for spriners as well.
Sound like you might need anothere freezer. Then you can get into sturgeon fishing as well and fill one freezer with shad for sturgeon bait. Bait in the freezer always makes my wife happy (NOT):lol:
Yesterday was a fun day and I think I saw no less than six guys from OFF out there on the river. No I'm not strickly a fly fisherman. I fish just about every style. I just have not caught a fish on that spey rod yet and I'm forcing myself to stick with it until I do. We loaded the freezer with ocean salmon so I put the other gear away until I land a fish on that rod. I was going to come over but I have fished there before and knew there would not be room especially with that spey rod. I had a ball watching all those fish jump. I know what you mean about asking folks if they are so and so. You do get some funny responces. Next time I see you out there I'll wade over and BS. It is raining big time now out here in Sandy and if the river comes up it my be tuff geting down there.