Photo: BC West Staff
The week started well with excellent water conditions for Spring salmon fishing, with about 2 feet of visibility at the start of the week, favorable weather and even some decent numbers of early steelhead around. Being a June group (smaller groups of 4 max) the four of us had plenty of available water and fish rolling and showing in almost every pool. Host Brian Niska promptly got spooled by the two of the first four fish he hooked, with two fish taking us well down river before being brought to hand…(well, almost, one fell off at the beach…all but a photo.)
Joe Richter found himself snake bit for Springs (kings) but was doing a nice job of hooking steelhead. Eventually he did break his Dean River Spring salmon jinx with a micro Jack but took it all well in fun. Brian’s mother Louise also took the time to get dragged around by a nice Spring, much to poor Joe’s horror…(about her 10th cast all trip, she was only part-time fishing).
In the end Brian hooked about 6-8 good fish, plus some big grabs and Steelhead, and Joe continued to hook steelhead, a few sea-run char and the Jack. A great week was had by all.