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Old 11-22-2001, 01:46 AM
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...maybe that is pushing it a little bit.

Eventhough I do not have many years to compare it to, I've seen more winter-runs and heard of more winter-runs so far this November than any other.

And they just arent being caught at terminal areas, they are being caught by bankies in the lower sections, the sledders, the driftboaters, the plunkers and even the confused (the dudes fishing for chums ).

Hopefully this isn't a early season fluke and Oh Please, Oh Please may the wild fish follow suit!!

I do not think you want to miss out on this March. You might just have to contend with high water as I think we've had more rainfall this November then last November-April combined. Ever notice there is never a happy median when it comes to water flows and rainfall???...there is either too little rain and the river's are piss low or there is too much rain (coupled with warm weather) and the rivers are at floodstage all winter?

...again I am probally being too optimisitc and am getting too excited!!! But I cant help it!!!
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Old 11-22-2001, 11:08 AM
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Ryan -

Your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated! Consider it almost definite that I will be swingin' a fly this spring on the waters of the PNW.

In the 12 years I pounded the rivers for chrome, I recall years that started with a bang and ended with a fizzle, and vice-versa. Usually though when the runs are very strong across species through the year classes then it's an indication of a big run coming.

I'm going to email you with an almost sure-fire spot and approach for nailing a November sea-lice chromer on a fly. Earliest I've landed such chromers is Nov 6th. Scales falling off, sea lice, mint on a black bunny rat fished on a tip. Hooked two fish within 10 casts here, brought two other friends during Nov / both hooked fresh winter runs on flies, one landed.

I'd be all over it if I only could!

Keep me informed please.
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Old 11-22-2001, 10:41 PM
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Thanks Juro!

And there is no doubt, I'll keep you informed.
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