Previous Fishing Reports

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Suspended animation

The river looks like the river the first week of April, except for the overnight lows.  There’s no true snowpack left, just some old ice in the shadows down by

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Warm up wader up

The first fish was the biggest fish I’d have a shot at.  It’s a happy circumstance, sure, but after you’ve been away from the river awhile – be it a

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Thaw a’coming

Winter Guide Trip Special: 6 hours, hot chili (or alternative), one or two people, $300.  Includes potential non-guaranteed adventures such as: blocked rivers, saws, tow straps, shovels, and twenty-inch trout. 

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Having some fishing

For a few days anyway, we’ve been having some fishing.  The many ice dams broke up,  a few pipes thawed out, and the trout have been somewhat active.  Somewhat active,

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Tying Weather

One of the tricks to fishing lap:  When you cross Stephan Bridge, walk the centerline.  Don’t peek over the edges as if you might see a trout.  Sure you might

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