Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fishing the Runoff

Fishing runoff is not easy but there are fish to be caught. I hit the Lake Fork while it was running over 900cfs and managed to catch a few fish by running streamers along the banks. I only fished for an hour because the fish seemed stressed enough. After two browns around 18" I called it a day. Today the river had come down uder 600cfs and I picked up a nice 22" rainbow but forgot the camera. I don't mind the river coming down but I hope the runoff picks up so the season can really begin.


Othmar Vohringer said...

I agree with you that the runoff is not the easiest to fish but with a little know-how it can be done. Personally I don’t like to fish the runoff because as you mentioned the fish are quite stressed out at these times. Great pictures by the way.


Zach said...

Thanks. The runoff is coming to a peak now and it is killing me not to be on the river.