Hello friends. I fished the discharge on 3/23 from 0700-0930 with not as much as a bite. As a matter of fact, i only saw 2 steelhead in the entire channel. Among the 10 people that fished it that day, no one else had a bite either. Fished it in the morning on the 17th and had a limit in 40 minutes. Some of you may know me by my unique way of rigging a shiner.....some of you i have shared this technique with. Those who know me from fishing this location can attest to my usual success At this location. Im not being a conceited jackball, just trying to qualify the following.
1. The general success shared by those that fished that fished here the weekend it opened was due in most part because the fish stacked up there all winter while it went unfished......the current will attract SOME fish, but only a small fraction of what it attracts when theyre generating. No smoke.....no warm water.......no fish.
2. If the discharge is warm, fish can be caught on mid depth crank baits, cast masters, fat heads, shiners, tube jigs and drifting spawn.
3. You need to have a net with a handle AT LEAST 12 ft long. The best way to net fish at the end of the pier is to guide them around the non-current side.......the rail is closer to the edge of the concrete.
4. You need to have the ability to follow rules and be courteous and patient with others.....its far more pleasant to fish and work with each other rather than ruin everyone elses day. Climbing over the rail, down the ladder to net a fish??....really?? Just ask someone with a long net. Ill be happy to net for you if im there.
Sorry for the sermon. Just dont want to see this placed locked down due to stupidity!
[This post was last edited on 3/24/13 at 8:41 PM]