Rain is moving in…time to start fishing for steelhead
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The forecast is calling for rain starting tonight (Wednesday) and into the weekend. I am going to try and get up to fish Thursday and Friday. I will keep everyone posted and hopefully get a video done of the steelhead fishing situation as far as the creek conditions. I know we need the rain to get the 1st steelhead run of the season started. I can’t wait to get out and start fishing.
The question is…will we get to much rain all at one time? To much rain that it blows out the creeks? Maybe, that is to be seen and I will let you know what it looks like. If so be ready to fish when the creeks are starting to decrease as that is also a great time to fish.
After receiving rain for most of the day yesterday- Wedsnesday- I image the creeks will be getting close to ideal conditions for today and tomorrow. I am going to try and get out and fish tomorrow – Friday so I will hopefully have a report for you but if you get a chance, get out there. I know most reports have been saying black woolly buggers have been doing pretty good. According to the water guage for walnut…the gage height is 4.05 and the discharge is 83. I personally have this marked in my phone at good fishing so I will be out trying to get that steelhead tomorrow. If your out at all and you see me say Hi!!
I had a chance to get up to Walnut Creek and check out the creek conditions on Monday late afternoon. I do have to say I think this is the only time that the parking lot has looked like a ghost town. I couldn’t believe it!! There were 3 cars parked along the pier by the building and 1 other car. That’s it.
The water conditions looked good with a tint of green color to the flow but the creek was really low. I didn’t see a fish the entire length of the creek from the bridge down.
The creek was moving nicely but no fish to be seen. The weather today was high 50’s and really nice. It seems the only place they are getting fish according to the videos from Jack are at Elk Creek Park Access Area. If you want to fish you may want to check that area out.
I can’t wait for spring steelhead season to begin.