February 13th 2023
More water, new fish. It doesn't seem very February to me outside, but we will take what mother nature gives us. Rivers across the state got a bump in flows with the rain last week. The Rogue River is currently sitting at 500 cfs and falling. The Grand River is quite high at around 6500 cfs. This bump in water should bring up our first wave of spring fish.
Fishing has picked up a good bit with the push of water and the warm temps. A couple shop buddies got into some nice steelhead on the PM over the weekend.
With the water up and stained, focus on fishing bigger rag eggs, nuke eggs, etc. And now is the time to fish the squirmy alevin. Do not over look this pattern in the late winter/early spring. The water will slowly get some some clearness back to it over the week, so now's your time to get out and fish the first good dirty water we have had all year.
We have a number of upcoming classes and events the next couple of weeks. Fly Tying Club is FREE this Thursday Feb. 16th from 5-7pm. Bring your vise, tools, and materials, and join us for some social fly tying and special Fly Tying Club in shop only discounts.
Next week we have our last Brews and Bugs fly tying class of the year. John Sheets and Lance Nelson of Gates Lodge will be joining us to tie some Au Sable Dry Flies. Space is limited so RSVP today.
For a full list of upcoming classes and events, check out our class schedule.
Steelhead Guide Trips
We only have a few march and april dates available for guided Steelhead trips. Contact me at email@example.com for current availability
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