Fishing the Feather River with Uncle Wesley

Uncle Wesley was gracious enough to guide us on the Feather River today. With out his knowledge of the river we would not have been able to scratch out the numbers we got. The flows have been dropping 200cfs daily and it’s making the fishing inconsistent. The fish are also heading back down river due to the lower flows so it’s difficult for us to stay on the fish.

We got to the launch ramp at 7:25am this morning and there was a line all the way out to the street waiting to launch! It was CROWDED today! We saw some friends fishing the river and they too had a slow day. The boys hooked 24 fish with the majority of the fish being 3-4 pounds but they did land a few up to 7 pounds. A small sparse clouser was their fly and Matthew even caught a fish using the fly he tied at the Fly Tying demonstration last weekend. The boys had 4 double hook ups during the day.  The fish were very strong today I think due the fact that they are gorging themselves on salmon smolts recently released in the river.

It was a great day watching the kids fish while Uncle Wesley and I supervised. We were back home by 4 and now we must get ready for Pyramid Lake next weekend.

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