The Hoh Does it Again
Well, I guess I won’t be fishing the Hoh on the opener tomorrow. Ruby and I hiked around the upper river on Thursday, and it was clear and still dropping, about 2,100 cfs. I had high hopes that I would get a shot at an early summer steelhead this week. Eliana and Ruby and I went down there again Sunday, and it was on the way up from the low on Friday, and it had snow water in it. I was still guardedly optimistic. But the last two days of sun and warm temperatures have kicked the flow up above 2,800, and I’m sure the water’s pretty cloudy by now. The river has also begun that summer time “tidal” flow regime–rising and falling daily as the run-off swells the flow, then subsides. Some gear and bait guys will no doubt fish tomorrow, even some fly fishers, perhaps, but it won’t be what I had in mind.