Water up, weather good, fishing phenomenal! No pictures on this post, filled a lot of other cameras memory cards up but was to busy to bring out my own very often. Thanks to all of the groups we have had the pleasure of spending the last couple of weeks with. I promise that I will put up a bunch of photos when I get a chance---sleep first.
Had the pleasure of spending the last few days with two of my favorite people in the world. Mark on Wednesday, and Dave on Thursday. While the bite was a little tough for Mark's crew due to a big push of dirty water, we did manage to play with and land a few quality fish. With temps pushing 80 (all time record setting for mid March), and some great company, it was impossible to not have a good time. With Dave on the other hand, I got to have both, superb weather and good fishing. As is his want, todays forcasted "maybe" rain turned into the chamber of commerce day we dream of this time of year. It actually got so warm out that we even got to see some of the infamous man-boobs that Croton sports when the sun comes out. Sorry you had to witness that Dave, I hope the memory isn't seared on your brain forever. Anyway weather is nice, fishing is good, get out and enjoy.
Warning though, do not attempt wading at this time and be careful if you have a small boat. It's definitely Big Boy water out there for the forseeable future.
Here are a couple of photos of some of the fish we brought to hand the last couple of days.
The warm weather has really let loose the snow melt. Couple that with our recent rains, and the river has really risen in the last few days. Just the way we like it! I had the chance to get out for a few hours this afternoon, and while the water was sky high, clarity was better than expected. Even with the pounding rain and thunderstorms, fishing was pretty good. Look for new fish to push up the rivers with the high water. Based on the number or steelhead left over from the winter run, the outlook for spring is excellent. Once the runoff peaks and stabilizes look for fishing to be game on! Stoneflies are very active currently, and caddis abundant. Most methods will produce fish at this time. Here are a couple of pictures we took when the rain let off enough to get the camera out.