These are a few of my favorite recent photos. Without a doubt, January is one of the hardest times to fish for steelhead, especially if you are waiting for a pull. It really is rewarding when you have a chance to land one. This year it is even more so, as it was a challenging fall.
The fish above took a fly after the better part of a day without a bite. I was very excited to fish on this day as I had a pair of battery powered heated gloves. The gloves were a $120 failure but near the end of the day, the fish made the time on the water a success!
A steelhead is a flash of lightning and a splash of color in an otherwise dreary day. This fish viewed its home and went there….See you next year, I hope!!!!