Rain is on its way and the spring fish should be right behind. Fishing has been steady on the Grand for us with a mix of fresh and hold over fish. Natalie, Jason, and Rob spent the day with me today. Jason and Natalie have been coming with me for a while but this was Rob’s first time both fishing with me and fishing for steelhead. It did not take Rob long to get to get it figured out. He hooked up on one cast on his first ever steelhead trip and, after a good fight, he had her in the boat. We had a steady morning bite, but the afternoon bite was much better for us though. Jason, Natalie, and Rob each hooked and boated multiple fish throughout the trip.
The river is running low with good clarity. We float fished with beads all day today. Our fish came on brighter beads and bead size did not seem to be as important as color. The rain in the forecast should get the fish moving. I think that the next 10 to 14 days should be good for fishing. It should be a fun couple of weeks, so get ahold of us to get in on the fun on the river!
With spring in the air, Zach, Anthony, and I decided to get my boat out for the first time this year. My first drift of the year didn’t disappoint but my net man did! We bounced around and would hit a fish or two in almost every spot that we fished. There was only one other boat up by the dam with us, so we were able to move around. We all got to land a few fish and had a good time. After a winter of chasing pan fish, I forgot how hard steelhead fight. With lack of snow and the nice weather, don’t wait too long to book your trips as its going to happen soon this year!