I know… This was the wrong week to go silent on the steelhead run. We all came down with a nasty case of the flu and this was a struggle just to get off the couch this week. Teen and I playing Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who answers the phone… My lungs completely filled and I felt like I was drowning in green phlegm. But… we’re coming out of it now, have been sterilizing everything in the shop and hangar and starting to feel like we are part of the living again. Best part… Teen and I sharing a warm mug of Thera-flu® as we open the shop together each morning. Building memories…
So… a week of crystal-clear sunny skies. Flow is down to 140 CFS. Yes, it is still floatable, but much of the float is devoid of fish at the moment. Devoid, or they are just deep under cover. The upper river has a LOT more fish than the lower half, but there are fresh chromers down near tidewater too. They seem to be hesitant to come in over the bar during the day tide, but are trickling through in the evenings. There are a LOT of fish in the river right now and most people are still doing surprisingly well in the bright sun and low clear water. Best in early mornings and late evenings when the shadows cast across the holes.
The forecast is calling for a chance of rain (and snow) starting Thursday night and through the weekend… I’ll believe it when I see a cloud again and at the moment I see no trace of such a thing. Wish we could have enjoyed this week of gorgeous weather, with the whales passing off Cannon Beach and cutthroat in Tawah Creek, instead of choking on phlegm.
Oh, by the way… halibut fishing in the bay has been really good lately too.