River’s been dropping but vis is still pretty crappy. She’s under 1500 cfs at this point but that’s still tough wading. Since I felt lucky I went on down behind the house this evening. Vis maybe 6 to 10 inches but it did seem to improve as I stepped down. Thought maybe I saw the bottom a couple times in knee deep water. Water’s probably good to go if you’re fishing bait or gear tomorrow. If you’re fly fishing you might want to hold off a day or two….but, the red dogwood spey worked again for me tonight. Same shredded fly as used on 9/27 post.
Found a fish near the hangdown. Hooked it but only held for about 10 seconds. Waded back up a few feet and started in again. The fish took again, think it was the same fish? Also, same shredded fly I was using last Thursday! Red dogwood spey, who’d a thunk? This time I got it near the bank, half the sinktip inside the rod, guess it was a CDR (Close Distance Release). Don’t know if it was a steelhead or salmon, most likely a salmon based on the enounter. I’m still feeling lucky!!