hunterJ & myself hit the river around the crossing on Thursday evening for an hour and didn't sniff a thing. We then fished three different locations on Friday am one below Tamahi and 2 above and caught absolutely nothing, except one very beautiful whitefish of around a pound, and a long line release of a dolly around 2-3 lbs. near Borden creek.....Very little fishing pressure....The river was coloring up pretty bad when we left at noon, but I think the upper section above Borden Creek would be fishable if the rains stay away .....That slide above Borden is a big contributor to the mud in the river. Vis from Tamahi down is under 2 feet...Ortho 8)
It is almost easier to find the fish when the river is blown. That used to be one of my favorite times to fish. They'll be tucked in to the shoreline, hiding behind rocks etc. Where ever there's alot of rip rap or big boulders, side channels. I've caught plenty of big fish sitting in just a foot of water. Just because it's blown don't give up. Bigger, brighter, smellier, presentations will prove effective for this condition. eace:
I remember about 2 years ago fishing the runs up behind the prison,between the campground and cedar run the river was up the **** about a foot or so. Anyway in that section I landed 5 fish. Didn't cast more than 3 feet from shore. And all the fish tended to stay out of the strong current while fighting, it's like they knew if they run down they have to come back up.That is why I never turn around when I get there and the river is blown and I never check on the conditions before I go. I go to catch fish through hell and high water :happy:
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