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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fishing Home Waters (Cutthroat Heaven)

Today I did something I have considered doing for a long time but never did. I put my gear in my kayak and wheeled it and my pup Parker for 45 minutes up the road, over the hill and around the bend to the bridge that crosses over the Quinsam River, the main tributary of the Campbell river. No need for waders today, I was soaked from head to toe with sweat for this forever feeling trek, dragging along 100lbs of gear; next time wader up once there and I will confess this was probably the best workout I've had in a while! I spent around 3 hrs fishing the little bit of good looking water the Quinsam River offered in hopes of maybe a nice fresh steelhead but no luck there! I did manage 3 nice sea-run cutthroat on the line though. I had a great pull at the end of my swing at one point but missed what felt like a large fish, in my mind a possible Steelhead! after fishing 5-6 more casts I change flies and fished for a while in that same section of the run but nothing so I pressed on through stepping through to the tailout. then it came again, this beauty cutthroat that might be the largest cutt I've ever caught in this watershed. What an awesome fish! It was sluggish in that snow melt water but progressively woke up as the fight went on!
My fishing buddy on the boat also enjoyed the day! This is a good stream that has what I believe a decent run of Steelhead that most of us don't get a chance at with rod in hand as I feel these Steelies boot above the Hatchery where one can't fish in Steelhead season. What a great place to live for fishing adventures:)