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Spring Steelhead

Summer Steelhead

Summer like conditions are becoming our latest complaint. While we welcome the beautiful weather, it is far from traditional spring conditions. Low, ultra-clear conditions are only adding to the challenge of our successes. Put all these conditions together and it means that every steelhead landed...

Grabby

Conditions on the river are ideal for two-handed rod on the Mo'. The majority of fish have spawned and most are now in the process of fattening up on their way back to the lake. While we will certainly see a trickle of new fish...

Firsts

First time fishing with Katie Ferner—Orvis Royal Oak fly fishing manager. Swinging flies was something new to Katie with the two-hander. After a lengthy explanation of the technique and the likelyhood of a calculated day under high skies, Katie proceeded to land her first two...

Out with a bang

Great finish for the McKay group today! While the weather certainly didn't through us any favors, solid steelhead fishing made up for our short comings. Pictured is Bill with a beautiful hen steelhead he caught prior to lunch.  Capt. Steven Kuieck...

Don’t Be Deceived…

This splash of morning sunlight was all Mother Nature saw fit to send us today. Apparently, she thought snow,  unrelenting high winds, and frigid temps would be her gift, such as it was, to us today.  As Steve wrote in his post, "Brrr!"  The first...

Brrrrr!

I'll certainly take snow over icy rain, but gosh it was cold today! Where is the global warming? Day two of three with the McKay group was certainly more hospitable than the first.  It was nice to be able to take a few pictures today. Pictured...

Great folks—Great Finish

Wrapped things up with Matt and Sandra this afternoon. What a difference having the river to yourselves makes! At the end of the count favored Sandra and even though that had to sting a little for Matt, I know he couldn't have been happier.Capt. Steven...

Windy but nice

Our run of extraordinary weather is coming to an end—cold, rainy weather is forecasted for the foreseeable future. Toughing out the wind today proved difficult, but both Matt and Sandra plowed through without skipping a beat. Tomorrow we'll test their Gortex and tanasity in some...