It was a very successful Autumn season in the State of Jefferson. Our local rivers held strong with many fishable days and good runs of steelhead, mixed with some of the best trout fishing of the season. We haven’t been sharing many pictures this season, so this a great opportunity for you to see what Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec 2015 brought to the Klamath River, McCloud River, Upper and Lower Sacramento Rivers, Rogue River, and the Trinity River. Lots and lots of great photos here with contribution from all of the Wild Waters guides, our loyal clients, Adam McNamara, Tom Evenson, Darren Campbell, and Val Atkinson. Please take the time to check them all out.
A fresh snow on the mountain. The first of the year. The very next day, steelhead fishing on the Klamath at Paradise Point
Sometimes I have to stop and take a picture of the valley. This time I decided to stand in the middle of the Interstate to get the truck and the boat in the shot. Not a car passed the entire time I was stopped. Sunrise and on the way to work
Our first steelhead trip of the year happens in Sept. Heres a shot of Ellis, setting up the kitchen and prepping for the next 4 days
Orvis Clearwater, Orvis Battenkill and a Airflo Rage. This is a fantastic setup for spey casting/fishing on the Klamath River.
Looking pretty shiny…
A look around Paradise Point
Everyone gets out on the home water for a little lesson and chance to work out some of the kinks
Spread em out, lay em out…
Just another run at Paradise Point
A good amount of gravel moved through the main stem Klamath this last Winter
With a concerning lack of half pounders early this season down on the lower Klamath it felt a bit like a different river. Nick ropes a beautiful adult that ate on the dry line.
On a few occasions we saw the Klamath river of last year, but those spots were few and far between this Sept.
I heart half pounders
I really like it when there is a bunch of em in the spot where we’re gonna fish
Early morning Klamath river
Fishing until the sun comes up
A great little nap spot. Cold water, flowers, and mid day shade.
I could see a few in the creek mouth
The Lone Ranger
You see some crazy things down river. This road is literally amazing. So many turns. Sometimes you get stuck behind this guy, but I guess that beats coming the other direction around this corner.
Somes Bar Sam. Stopping traffic to search my truck, one apple and he was on his way. This is another animal you don’t want to hit on this road.
Just before the salmon spawn. Fish starting to react to eggs
Brian Marz pulls hard against a giant King salmon
Ryan holding his own against a Klamath steelhead
Anthony and Lee headed to work
Charlie getting the job done down in Sasquatch country
I heart half pounders… again
Rick shows off a Klamath River beauty
Bob Martin and a beautiful Klamath river steelhead
Reid with a hard fighting fish
Having fun out there! Not a problem when Bob and Reid get in the boat.
Andy and Carl arrive at the takeout with yet another happy group of fisherman
Pushing till dark
Big net stay wet…
A shot downriver and a day of casting the spey rods
John, hard at work
An off the water lesson. This is so the first fish, doesn’t surprise anyone. If you’ve never caught a steelhead before then you get this lesson first
Toby holds a dandy Klamath river male
Mark with a hard earned native
pulling up the waders… time to get serious
Pulling off the bottle… time to get serious
River art! About as cool as it gets…
The whole thing… Awesome
Rob patiently selects a fly
Nothing like standing mid river, fishing a run
Adam McNamara holds one of the cleanest fish I had the pleasure of meeting all year. We had a great time with a awesome group of people that stayed down at Paradise Point. Adam thanks for putting this together and all your help.
Absolutely stunning, not a mark on him, its the color in the gill plate that gets me and the spots, look at those spots, no filter
Yup pretty excited
Guide catch. I just love steelhead fishing
hold the rod up until it dumps in there… and hold on…
Wait, what? Nothing?
Big net stay wet…
Big net stay wet
Big net stay wet
Out doing what we do… having some fun!
Carl putting the boat online
PBR’s and a smile
Sometimes it just looks so good out here
classic close up
Ian with the look of enjoyment
No explanation needed. Only one Klamath hatchery fish for me this year, and it was a half pounder. Keep the Wild Wild…
Theres that PBR again…
Pete makes it happen with his first spey cast
We had a great time with you guys down at Paradise Point. Thanks a bunch Drew, Pete and the rest of the crew for coming out to fish with us.
Plus one more great Klamath fish on a day with Andy
A day on the Rogue helping out Jim and Rachel at Andras Outfitters
Thanks so much for the work guys!! We always appreciate it!!
Jim Andras getting it done.
Best part about a day or two on the Rogue. Kill a hatchery fish and bring it home for a dinner party.
Yet another beautiful Klamath river scene
As the moon goes down, we’re on our way to work. Beautiful drive down river