After an excessively long silence, I figured that July
seemed appropriate to reenter LCO’s weekly reports for two reasons. First, Rachel and I just wrapped up two weeks
of our fly fishing camps for kids and were once again encouraged and impressed
by the enthusiasm and skill of our 15 campers.
These kids can cast, fish, tie flies and their natural curiosity for
discovery put them on the fast track to understand how to approach different
situations and present flies effectively.
We cannot wait to watch their skills develop further and to welcome new
young fly fishers next summer!
The second reason to for this report revolves around steelhead on the upper Rogue. Historically, July kicks off the summer season and bright, aggressive fish find comfort in the cool temperature of the upper River. Like last year, the hot summer days warm up the middle and lower river and steelhead keep on pushing upriver. As a result, I saw some good fishing in July with increasing numbers improving consistency August on. We’re baking up here this week with highs predicted to stay above 100 degrees into next week. I will head out after the holiday weekend and share the story next week. Thank you for reading and Happy 4th!
Jim & Rachel Andras