I headed out this evening after things warmed up around here. We had a bit of snow this morning and rain, then managed to get into the mid 50's around 3pm. So I went out and threw the sinking line near the dam. The weather was decent on arrival and I was on the water about 4pm, a little wind but patchy skies and even sun now and then.
No apparent schools of any kokanee visible that I could see tonight.
I had a couple hits then a huge brown breached out of the water in
casting distance. Within a couple casts of seeing that brown, I ended up
with a kokanee following my bugger and leech combo and take the leech
within rod tip length right in front of me. Never did find that brown,
it was the only leaper I saw too.
After this, the winds came up strong and I was surf fishing. These were much
higher waves than yesterday. I had to cinch down my wader top
drawstring as they were crashing up above the edge of my breathables.
Sometimes I would jump as the roller came in to stay above it. It
worked and I stayed relatively dry.
The storm was approaching as I worked back across the dam. If it hit
quickly I could make it to the vehicle fast enough to avoid the drenching
that Shoe and I took on Friday.
Finally I struck a trout, a nice hen rainbow that fought well and finally came to the net.
Once the drizzle started I was up the hill in a flash and
headed for home. Here's the approaching storm that proceeded
to wet down the Pokes as they lost by 1 point to AFA.