|Todd with a perfect fish in perfect weather, a rare combination.|
The only thing to top the fishing was the weather. This is not an area that has a nickname of rain forest, where we are is a rain forest. On the average day you wonder how long before your rain jacket is growing mold. The first day with Todd and Nate we were down to t-shirts by lunch, and actually hot by three in the afternoon. This was the weather equivalent of the fishing we were experiencing, the day that you always want, great fishing and great weather. We congratulated our selves back at that house that evening with a couple of cold ones and were excited for the following day.
|Nate with a stunning fish and a hangover cure.|
Awaking to the sound of rain drops is the norm winter steelhead fishing, and our second day was no exception. We climbed out of the truck and straight into our protective rain gear, and slogged the boat down the ramp. Fishing followed the weather, and after a half a day of not even a suspicious grab between three rods, and the steady, soaking rain, the boat got eerily quiet. On a normal day this lack of success would just be chalked up to winter steelhead fishing and we wouldn't have thought twice about it. After the amazing weather and fishing the day before, the boat was in a weather hangover. It was funny actually, how quiet we got. No one was mad or depressed, just brain dead from the rapid change in weather and luck. Fortunately late into the afternoon Nate got the mojo going in the right direction by landing a gorgeous steelhead that was like a double shot esspresso and 4 tylenol's to our hangover. Amazing how fast a beautiful fish can change the attitude of a day.