I hope everyone had a great holiday.

All river have their own beauty. by fishing them we celebrate them.

All rivers have their own beauty, by fishing them we celebrate them.

IMG_1348It is that special time of year, where families gather, and time spent watching crappy TV and eating to much could be fill with hours of casting for steelhead. That rite if your going to be bored you may as well be cold and tired too. The truth is that this time of year can be the best! Number of anglers goes down, days are short but you can fish all day. Plus the cooler weather has cleared the river where I live.

A perfect chrome steelhead from the east coats, where runs are down as well.

A perfect chrome steelhead from the east coats, where runs are down as well.

This season was tough for sure, but in this game it is bound to happen. I can assure all of you that from coast to coast things are tough and this is not the first year or the last for tough steelhead fishing. I could write something about how as you grow as an angler but, we all like to catch fish and even if it is now and then. Truth is that as I have taken this journey, the fish are just a binding agent for the time and people you meet and fish with. To all that spent time in an AWA boat this year, Thank you. Caleb, Ira, and I are getting ready for big things next year.

A beautiful late season summer run steelhead!

A beautiful late season summer run steelhead!

Winter Steelhead is approaching faster than one would think. December marks the beginning of the season. Some Decembers are great some not so much. Water flow is the key, but by mid January things are getting real and if you want time on the winter steelhead waters of the PNW then get a hold of me. now thru April and flow dependent some years into June. Shoot me an email so we can get you on the water.

There are fish around! some big and HOT too.

There are fish around! some big and HOT too.

Had to show the release!! thought it was a great shot. enjoy

Had to show the release!! thought it was a great shot. enjoy

Be safe this holiday season, I will be back on the Salmon river in New York from the 6th-12th of December. if anybody would like info on these classes let me know. Thanks again now get out and fish!!!

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