January 9th, 2018

Temperature: 36º- 42ºF, overcast, snow overnight.
Barometer: 29.81
Moon: Third Quarter
River: Clear, 440 CFS
Location: 1, 7
Rainbow Trout: 5
Brown Trout: 8
Loss: 2 (off after a brief battle)
Miss: 5 (strike but no hoop up, fish felt or observed)
CPU: 4.57 (catch per unit of effort AKA fish per hour)

Patterns Used:

January 14th 2018

Temperature: 31º- 46ºF, Bright sunny
Barometer: 30.38
Moon: Moon: 4.0%, Waning Crescent
River: Clear, 441 CFS, Location 2 - 54.5CFS
Location: 8, 9
Rainbow Trout: 3
Whitefish: 6

Fishing at location 8 was slow so moved to location 9. We concentrated on the deepest slowest pools to find pods of whitefish and the occasional trout.

An 18-20" pig taken January 9th 2018 on a Holographic Warrior Jig #18

An 18-20" pig taken January 9th 2018 on a Holographic Warrior Jig #18

 
 

January 15th 2018

Conditions: Sunny and cold 31º - 38ºF
Barometer: 30.43 steady
Moon: Moon: 1.2%, Waning Crescent
Location Code: 3, 6
Rainbow Trout: 1, 16"
River Flows:

  • Location 3 - 1340 CFS,
  • location 6 - 381 CFS, Flow at 24% of mean average for this date.

Flies used:

 

I fished for about 2 hours. The low clear water conditions are making the fishing a challenge. I am using 6x fluorocarbon tippet with the longest leaders I can handle. Look for fish in deeper and slow locations. Approach in a stealthy manner as the fish are easily spooked.

Daily gastric sample revealed about 20 size #22 baetis nymphs and several size #18 olive midge larva.

 
 

February 5th 2018
 

Conditions: Cloudy rain, sleet. 42ºF.
Barometer: 30.04.
Moon: Moon: 69.9% Waning Gibbous.
River Flows: 381 CFS
Location Code: 1
Time Fished: 3.0 hrs
Rainbow Trout: 5, 1@17"
Brown Trout: 0
Miss: 0
loss: 2 due to knot failures.

Flies used:

  • Rainbow warrior jig #18 = 4 fish
  • Bank Maggot as anchor = 0 fish
  • Flaming UV Betty = 1
  • 6x tippet.
An 17-18"  buck taken Feb 5th, 2018 on a Rainbow Warrior Jig #18

An 17-18"  buck taken Feb 5th, 2018 on a Rainbow Warrior Jig #18

 

February 14th 2018
 

An 17-18" buck taken Feb 14th, on an #12 Orange Rib Sexy Walt's on a Hanak Jig Supreme hook.

An 17-18" buck taken Feb 14th, on an #12 Orange Rib Sexy Walt's on a Hanak Jig Supreme hook.

Conditions: Cloudy  36ºF.
Barometer: 29.98 falling.
Moon: Moon: 0.7% Waning Crescent.
River Flows: 395 CFS.
Location Code: 1,2
Time Fished: 2.0 hrs
Rainbow Trout: 6, 1@18"
Brown Trout: 1
Miss: 0
loss: 0.

Flies used:

  • Rainbow Warrior Jig #18 = 3 fish
  • Orange Rib Sexy Walt's #12 = 4 fish
  • 6x tippet.

A short outing to test out a new competition rod. Recent snow with snow on the way.