Jacob and Gary Young with a beautiful Bow!
LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21st to 28th, 2021
WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
Still somewhere in the mid-50s. On sunnier days it climbs higher in the back channels.
All over the place. It is getting cooler and starting to feel like Fall. A couple of days were beautiful with light winds and clear skies. We also saw some weather but not enough to influence the river or the fishing.
HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The black and white lama.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of this week was the side channel rainbow fishing. The water temps, level, and speed, are perfect for the trout to be on the bite. A handful of our biggest trout of the season were caught this week and a lot of fish were caught on the mouse.
The White Front Geese are in migration. Beavers, mink, and a bear or two were seen every day.
COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
What a week to finish. As always were ending the summer with some of the best fishing of the season. The Silvers continue to march and cycle through the system. Pretty much every piece of slack water that you would expect to have fish now has them. Switching flies and moving around the holes we caught just about as many fish as you wanted. When the arms we soar in the afternoons we switched the 8s for 6s and targeted Trout and Dolly. The Trout fishing is on fire behind the spawning fish. As the week progressed more Trout transitioned to the shelves and root-wads to feed on salmon flesh. Two of the biggest trout of our season were caught this week and a couple more were hooked and lost. To go with the great fishing, we had a great group of mostly first-time guests in camp; We can’t wait to fish with them again. It’s been a heck of a year and it’s gone by way to quick. After missing a season, it has felt really really good to be back. A big thanks to all of our guests for making it all possible. Now were off to Kodiak to chase Steelhead.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Our picture of the week is displayed at the top of this article.