Saturday, August 20, 2011
It won't be long until the madness ensues and all hell breaks loose both in the water and more shamefully along the banks. Salmon season is almost upon us.
Although I long for some anadromous species to test the new Imperial I do not look forward to the mayhem the Kings bring to the river. It's all a part of the program I guess. Stay tuned for Salmon 2011 in the coming weeks.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I really didn't expect to find any kings but I did have high hopes of a few browns and perhaps some river smallies. On my way down river I couldn't help but marvel at the hatch that was underway. It was crazy...Stones everywhere. I struggled for a bit trying to find a player and suspected the stone hatch was to blame. I managed to turn a small brown when a single siren blast went off from the dam followed by a sudden blow out. The river went from crystal clear to mud brown in a matter of minutes. I waited about 10 mins to see of it was a temporary condition but the river didn't clear so I packed it in an hiked up to the parking lot. Curiosity had the better of me so I went to the lookout to see if the river had cleared or if the pond above the dam was chocolate. To my surprise the river was once again running clean and the pond was crystal as well. The dam staff must have been de-silting and my lack of patience put me off the river. Live and learn I guess. Tomorrow is another day.