Lots of fresh fish are running up from the ocean and river is loaded!
There were 139 Fish netted this week, with 21 over 15 pounds and 4 over 20 pounds.
The top rod was David Parkes with 22 fish to hand.
Our good friend Mike Roberts landed the fish of the week: 22.5 pounds.
Water color and visibility: Low and clear water.
Water temperature: 45°F to 59°F
Water levels: A little rain up at the mountains made the river rise about an inch.
The weather was great this week, with 5 to 15 mph winds. On Friday the wind went up to 35 mph
Air temperatures: 50°F to 76°F
mike roberts 22.5 male
Mike Roberts and the fish of the week: 22.5 pounder male.
Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs – Emb Rubberlegs, Prince Nymph, Aurelia Prince, Beauty Camila, Red Butt, Anadromizer, and Fast Water Prince. Yuk Bugs and Wooly Buggers also worked well.
Big flies for the last time of the day: Intruders, Leeches, and big tube flies.
We landed several fish skating sunray shadows on top with a floating line.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc):
We are using light tips. Due the river conditions it is very important not to make too much noise on the water during the casting. So I recommend Scandi heads. We use Scandi heads with some poly-leaders or verysi-leaders.Different lengths of T-11 and T-14 were the go to, when we have to throw T´s aS kagit head is the best option.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
4 to 14 feet, 12 to 20 pounds.
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 139
Weight of biggest fish landed: 22.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 21
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: