Some incredible conditions occurred early this year.
I took the Head and would work my way to the Mid. He picked up roll casting instantly. Fish started to rise immediately in Dave's section as if they were signalling they were ready to be caught. Several botched chances missed and Dave finally was into his first Steelhead ever and his first fish on the fly.
I watched from the bank as the Steelhead jump several times and took line. It was a decent fish and watching my best friend with his first was way better than hooking my own. Finally I
tailed the fish and it was official.
Dave continued to do well as the day passed, he missed fish and hit a few more. I finally hooked some fish too, but for me the highlight was watching as Dave tumbled into the Steelheading addiction. We never did leave that Run. A friend of mine Brian Watson showed up and we all rotated through the Run and hooked a considerable amount of Fish.
Plans were made with Dave for an outing when Bass season begins and a Fall date for Steelhead has been set for us to do a drift with Mike Verhoef of Flyfitters. Unfortunately Dave was busy for the remainder of the Spring Steelheading window, but funny enough he was constantly texting me for updates and reports. I'm glad to say another Steelheader is born.
The following week after opener would be spent fishing whenever I could. Here are a few pics from some quick outings.