I have two favorite time periods to fish my home water: November through December and April Through June. Those are the times when the biggest fish can be caught and the best hatches and biomass can be experienced- big nymphs, hatching mayflies and stoneflies, and salmon par. Back when I started fishing this stream I would catch a mid to upper teens wild or holdover every week during those times of year, but things have changed in 6 years. It is still wonderful fishing, and every now and then if I deem them worthy I will show a friend the works. Yesterday Kirk and I went for a short hike up the river. We caught some nice fish, which is saying something since we were fishing with all the patience and care of a pair of spooked moose. There were even a couple of moments when we doubled up.
The fish you see bellow is one I caught a while ago in the same hold. I love seeing familiar faces, and considering the size of the stream and the thousands of fish I have caught out of it I have rarely ever caught the same one twice in the same year, except for stockers. I would love to know what the population density of the stream is, I'm sure it's well over 1,000 per mile.