[nggallery id=865]Tracey John Hittel reports. Another week passes and the Steelhead season is still going on, high water has pushed not only the fish into the upper reaches of the systems as well is scaring off the fishermen as brown coloured water with limited visibility has us Saltwater fishing. Some of the rivers are on the drop though and the Chinook fishing will start to produce in big numbers. As for big fish attached is a whale of a fresh Chinook caught by Kaz from Japan, his guide gordo had to row down a mile of water to land this monster, all of 40lbs and as chrome as you will ever see. Also attached is another great fish caught by Kaz, this one a Steelhead of 40 inches. Kaz has been fly fishing with a double hander with us now for many years and this year was one of the most productive, he had a day this spring where he hooked into 14 Steelhead, another client landing 5 for 12 Steelhead the same day. As well I had to attach first time angler Hasegawa, with a lunker 40 inch Steelhead he caught with pro guide Ariel fishing the black mambo.
If you remember from this winter Don Stewart arrived and hammered some nice steelies on the fly, he was back again for the spring run with his buddy Alex from Venture Jetboats out of the Frazer Valley, and attached is another huge Steelhead Alex is holding, just one of the three he fooled on the Spey that day. Attached in the next pic is Don himself with the Bass Pro hat, Don has been a great customer to the Spey fishing world as he has the latest in rods, reels, and lines, and I mean lines, every colour and weight line you can imagine, we tried them all. Did I mention Don just started spey fishing this February! Joining the fellas for the week was Dons son, Matt, first time on the spey and broke his cherry on the trip, nice one Matt.
Last but not at all least is Suzuki who had a great trip and I attached a single pic of his nice male Steelhead and the Grrrrr! on his face says it all.
Another spring season of the Steelhead is passing us and the Halibut trips are producing already. We look forward to the summer and if the Salmon run is this good already I think we shall have a very big push of Chinook this June.
This week arriving guests are from Red Deer and Medicine Hat Alberta.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Tracey, you can contact him at, http://www.steelheadheaven.ca/ .