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Lunch Meat Fishing Report

Joel La Follette - Thursday, January 25, 2018
By Nick Wheeler

As we get into the meat of our winter Steelhead sandwich we should see more fish starting to show up in better numbers. The end of January, February, and beginning of March is where you can have confidence that you're showing your fly to fish. With rain patterns the way they are rivers have been acting a little more like roller coasters, so timing is everything. Look for falling river flows and green tinted streams and you should find some chrome swimming around.

The Sandy River has picked up as reports of lucky anglers share their stories. The river gauge on the Sandy is now back in working order. So, for all of you that panicked thinking it was at flood stage, sorry it was fishable all along. The Clackamas and the coastal rivers have also been producing a few fish. With all this rain the last few days most of these systems will probably be blown out today (Thursday). Look for dropping rivers which makes for happy fish, rising rivers can be a little tougher. Another storm system might be heading our way this weekend, but fear not the weather man is wrong most of the time. Unless those gauges are rocketing up, go fishing. You can’t catch them from your couch.

In other news, trout fishing on the east side has been in it's normal winter routine with spotty BWO’s hatching mid day and subsurface tactics being your most productive method of getting a hook up.

If your looking for that humdinger of a fish or want to break away from Steelheading for a day like I wanted too, some of the lower elevation lakes could give you your fix. I headed out to some of those Washington lakes which are known to produce hatchery brood stock rainbows. Now these fish may not be the prettiest or the hardest fighting, but sometimes you just want a gimme and boy can they supply that. If you do find your way out chasing these monster pellet feed trout I would recommend a larger leech pattern, red worked well for me, a intermediate sinking line and at least a 6wt rod. These fish averaged around 5 pounds, and we found some that were close to 10. In the short 4 hours we fish we landed over a dozen in that size range. So, if you're looking for something different this week or are tired of steelhead fishing beating you up there’s always another fishery to try.
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