Jordan Romney, Jordan Romney Fly Fishing
Feather River Spring Steelhead
There is still some great fishing to be had on the Feather. I was out there yesterday (Feb 12) filming an episode for Informative Fisherman. The water was tinted from last weeks storm, which I think, helped things so I did not have to be so stealthy with the boat. Between the two boats we hooked up somewhere in the high teens but landing fish was a different story. I think we all had the Tiger Woods yips when fighting fish yesterday. The few fish we got to the boat were bright fresh spring run fish. The Feather spring run strain is on the smaller size of steelhead ranges from 20-24” but they fight like they are twice their size.
There was an incredible baetis hatch from 11am to 3pm. We hooked fish on a mixed box of flies. San Juan worms, anatomays, two bit hookers, and alevins were working well. With the water color we were down to 3x to handle these fish which still was hard to keep a hook driven. We had several fish air born, tailwalking, and shaking hooks. There seemed to be a good amount of fish in the system but I think there is still a big push on their way. Fishing is typically good until the end of May.
Stay tuned for the next episode of Central Valley Steelhead fishing from #InformativeFisherman