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We landed a total of 103 fish with an average weight of 11.1 pounds. We had 29 fish over 15 pounds and 4 over 20 pounds.

Top rod: Paul Sheenan and Jim Nicholes with 11 fish to the net.

Biggest fish: Nadine Lee landed a 25 pounder.
 
Nadeen 25
 
Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: The week started with the river 7-8 inches higher than the week before, dropping and clearing up a little every day. Water visibility went from 5-6 inches on Sunday to 3-4 feet on Friday.

Water temperature: 44°F to 60°F
Water levels: By Friday the river dropped about 5 inches. Still a few inches higher than last week
 
Weather Conditions:
The weather was unstable the entire week. From Monday to Wednesday evening wind changed from west to north to east and sometimes all the same time. We had a south wind and a heavy rain on Thursday and Friday.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 40°F to 76°F
 
night shot
 
Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Big flies for the first 3 days - Leeches, intruders, Paul Millers, and big tube flies. Then medium size buggers, Yuk Bug, Tdf Taxi. We fished nymphs the last 2 days of the week: Red Butt, Tdf prince, Aurelia Prince.
 
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.): Light tips and Scandi heads for low water conditions. Poly-leaders and Spey versi-leaders.
 
Heavy tips and Skagit heads for high water conditions, with different lengths of T-14 and T-17 worked the best and we also used T-20 in some pools.
 
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: Short leaders for heavy tips, 3 to 5 feet and long leaders for heavy tips, 10 to 15 feet in length
 
Fish Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12

Total number of fish landed for the week: 103

Weight of the biggest fish landed: 25 pounds

Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 29

Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 4

Notable catches:
Nadine Lee landed a 25 pounder.
Ian Clark landed a 20.5 pounder.
Paul Seehan landed a 20 pounder and a 20.5 pounder.