Thursday, December 24, 2009

Touchet River - 24 Dec 2009

A beautiful Christmas Eve morning searching the Touchet River for steelhead. I stopped at the lower river off Touchet Rd, but found the water still pretty dirty from rain a couple days ago. Continued up to the highway bridge at Lewis and Clark SP and fished up from there. I shared a stretch of water with a couple turkeys (not Rob and Tom, a couple wild ones that flew overhead). A few decent looking holes, no sign of any steelhead, but caught one nice rainbow (purple egg-sucking leech). One of the best holes in this stretch that had been there since I first moved here in 1990 is gone. A change in the river above the state park completely filled in the long, deep hole by the rock wall that used to be there.

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