There is a lot for me to be thankful for this year. I am thankful for my family and friends for all their support over the years, to Jo for including me as a contributor to this blog, and for all the fishing opportunities I’ve had this year and the fish I’ve caught.
I got out briefly on Tuesday. The weather was great and the crowds were manageable. Looking downstream, the majority of anglers fished the same pools. Instead of competing for space, I stuck to the “in-between sections” between pools. As a result, I fished over water that others skipped over.
It did not take long before I had a take. In the first piece of water, I had four takes and two in the net. The bows averaged 8-12 in., with a couple larger fish present. Over the next two hours, I covered water and continued to pick up fish. Attractor patterns are key during this time of year. Egg patterns accounted for most of my fish with midges taking only one. Overall, I went five-for-seven.
I hope to get out a few more times before the cold sets in. For now, I am thankful for the perfect two hours where both weather and fish cooperated.