Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hiking With A Fly Rod

Fearing yesterday's earthquake dislodged a few boulders along the road to a difficult to access local watering hole, we changed our plans to fish another local watershed we've not fished as of yet.  The Southland's drought has been cruel to our local resident wild trout.  This watershed was no different.  I was unable to make any fish rise and only saw a couple fish.  Chul only fared a tad bit better, making three fish rise but missing everyone.
Water conditions have been rough and although we had some rain the past couple weeks, it appears it may have been too much too soon.  It appears all the holes have been washed out and despite the water being low it is running incredibly fast with little to no holding water.
Today was a bust.  We checkout two other nearby watering holes and they looked just as bad.  The local wild trout fishing is pretty much over.  It may be years before we see any good fish.  With an El Nino predicted for this summer let's hope the saltwater makes up for it.

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