Just an update.... Been there and was disappointed to find that this Winter was a bit dry and without enough snowfall to keep the water depth up. Scouted around a bit and it seems that the "caretakers" (Beaver) have either been run off or been trapped out.... hence nobody controlling the level of the water anymore. Erosion on the dam lowered the depth over 5 feet, and populations of all aquatic life appears to have suffered. There are still fish worth going after, but we didn't take a boat, so getting to much of the water was a chore of trudging through marsh and mud. The birds were catching more than we were, so no "keepers" landed this trip.
Wound up at the Beach watching the sunset on the Pacific to end the day, which was nice and not overly cold or hot.... one of the few relatively calm nice days the Oregon Coast gets every year.
Marked a bunch of good holes on a couple of rivers on our map for a little later this Spring when the waterways open up to fishing, lakes are open year-round but we have to wait for May 22 for the rivers to open. Good runs of Salmon are anticipated, but no Chinook Salmon are allowed to be taken on most waterways. Silvers & Steelhead will just have to do, with the odd Rainbow this year. Time to tie up a few flies before they are needed!
Take Care & Good Fishin'!
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