Mat Squilante reports on 12.29.2015
Made a trip to the Feather this weekend
and did well with 3 hookups that unfortunately ended in losing each fish
after a fight but none-the-less they’re in the system. One fish was at
my feet and chrome bright suggesting it was a fairly fresh fish. The
other two were heavily colored so they’ve probably been in the system
for a bit and are getting ready to spawn.
of the commonly held belief that steelhead will hit just about anything
you throw at them I was again disabused of this line of thinking. I
noticed something, changed flies and picked up 2 fish within 20 minutes.
The 3rd fish came later, on the well known technique of pulling your
dragging worm pattern through the tops of the riffles of course
imitating all the real worms that always swim upstream against a hard
current - yeah, if anyone has an explanation for this one have them call
me. Last but not least, the possibly could be a steelhead, pike minnows
never disappoint and made several appearances throughout the day.
flies for January and the Yuba if you haven’t heard back from your
friend I’d like to pick up the flies I dropped off. Please let me know
when you’ll be around – 2 nymphs and 2 dries.