Saturday, October 3, 2009

trinity river fishing

a nice little salmon

katie with the biggest steelhead of her life!

the river fishing in our back yard is truely world class. and the fact that it occurs in the state of california makes it all the more miraculous. it is not "sit by the lake with a beer in hand while soaking a worm" type of fishing, it is white knuckle white water punctuated by rod rippin', reel strippin', line burnin', cartwheelin',backflippin' steelhead madness. it is mainly a fall affair and while salmon and sea run brown trout are caught too, it is the steelhead fishery that really gets the blood pumping. the upper run is shorter but the white water and wild scenery is off the chart. the lower run is mellower and has more good fishing water but is not quite as private.

ron with a dandy summer run steelhead

jerry and tom with a BIG summer run steelhead

ken and kevin with one of the nine fish we hooked that day

terry and katie with a sea run brown trout

even forrest likes to get in on the action!

a fat salmon from the super riffle. we don't call it super for nuthin'

running the "Q"

the swirlpool is always good for a few seconds of "heart in mouth"!! that wall down yonder comes up pretty quick!

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