Sunday, February 5, 2012
Super Bowl Sunday On The Swift!
It was COLD on this Super Bowl Sunday. The 350 or so cfs flow was wadable but I didn't catch anything. I have great faith in an orange soft hackle swinging just below the surface on this mid 350 cfs flow. It had worked before when the flows were wadable as today and salmon came to the net. This time the salmon and the trout didn't want any of it even though the flows were perfect. I saw no rods bent with a fish in play. One nice lady hiker said that she saw a trout taken on the bubbler arm. "Bill", the regular ( a true fish hawk) spent his time on the upper overflow arm. Another angler said that he lost a 20+ inch laker drifting a large streamer in that spot.
The large fish (salmon/lakers) are there. The trout are scattered. A few warm days will find the trout working the surface above Route 9. They were scattered on the surface today.
I saw two birds building a nest this morning in early February. Things are changing!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 4:40 PM