We're still waiting for rain to bring on the first big wave of winter steelhead but in the meantime I've been finding ways to stay busy. I spent a few days on the Trinity and while the fishing wasn't red hot, there were enough fish around to make it fun. The "halfpouder" steelhead are around in good numbers and there are also some adults mixed in and even an occasional salmon though most of them are pretty colored up now.
I just got back from Oregon where I bought a new jet boat for the lower Klamath River in late summer and maybe even a couple weeks a year of Sacramento River striped bass trips in the spring. We took it for her first run today and though fishing was slow we released a nice, bright king but more importantly the boat ran great. The picture is of my buddy and fellow guide Mike Stratman with his son Jackson, showing off the fish we christened her with.