The last two days on the creek, have been good. Had some trouble with the site last night, so yesterday’s pics will be added in today. I had a great day yesterday, going 6 for 9. I was only able to pics of four of them, because two of them decided to move just as the camera was going off. I think I may have got one of them flipping away. Today was a bit of a different day for me. I took a couple fisherman down today, and spent the day working to get them into some fish. Emmit and Shane have been fishing the creek this season with no luck. So today we got together, and they hooked up with some Steelhead. Emmit, I believe got two fish on, and Shane had 5. Not to bad for 8 hours of fishing. They did not get any to the bank, but that is not always what it is about. I hope the information I gave them, will help them with Steelhead fishing. I was able to touch 6, and land 4. For some reason I touched two right in the middle of the back in some fast water. I guess I was just getting in the wrong spot in the right area. Oh well, some times that happens, you have to take the good with the bad I guess. Anyway, back to the fish. The fish are getting colored up a bit more now, but some fresh fish are still showing up along the creek. I had a report today, that there are still Eagle Creek fish being caught at the mouth of the Clack., and the ODFW site says, there may be two hundred or more still coming up. Crossing my fingers on that one. I thought the creek would have reacted better to the recent rains, but the amount it came up, was erased today as I watched it fall and clear throughout the day. We needed a bit more moisture to really bring in the fish. It looks like we are going to be in a trickle effect with the fish for March, unless something changes with the weather. This may be a blessing in disguise though. If the rain does not come, then at least we have some fish all the way through mid April. So here are the pics from the last two days.
Good luck out there;
Thought I would give you all some fish porn from the last couple of years in Yakutat. Hope you enjoy! Let me know by leaving me a comment:
This is a big King Salmon from the Akwe river in Yakutat Alaska.
Some of my personal Steelhead from the Situk River, Yakutat Alaska
A little bit of everything from the Situk River, Yakutat Alaska:
Wildlife from Yakutat Alaska
Trout opener at Lake Lenice Washington:
Plus check out this link of my big fat one in Yak 2 years ago.
Good luck out there, More updates on the creek tomorrow.
Well I don’t really know what to write anymore about the creek. The fish are still there, and I have had some great days this week. Today was a good day for the three of us. (Damon, Richard, and I). We hooked up with nearly 15 fish, and landed a good percentage of them. Got some great video today, and hope to get more tomorrow. Talked to the hatchery guys, and got some info. They have processed 927, and have about 30 in the trap now. The ODFW site claims that Eagle Creek fish are still being caught as far down as the mouth of the Clack. Conditions remain low and clear. With the weather we are having now, you have to fish in tight behind rocks with hard white water spilling over. They are there, they are just tight in the white water. Light blue and white are the ticket for the rest of the month, and then should be switching to purple and darker blues.
I have also thrown in some pics given to me the last couple of days from others catching fish on the creek.
Good luck out there.
They just keep showing up!!!!! Although the best part of the season had generally been during this week, this year the peak came early on. The peak may be over, but the fish are continuing their march upstream. I met up with Damon and Richard today, for a little bit of fishing. We got into fish from the get go. We all got into fish in the first 2 runs we fished. Damon and I both landed 2 fish today, and I do believe he may have hooked one more fish than I did today. (â€œCrapâ€). I can’t let that happen again, it’s bad for my repâ€¦ As a total for the day, I am just going to say we had a great one again. Water is up just a bit after the rain this week, but will be dropping quickly as the temp. rises, and the sky’s clear. The fish are turning color now, and some seem to be beat up a bit. This is mainly from fighting with other fish, and beating their way upstream in low water conditions. Here are the pics. I don’t know why, but I only have pics of a few fish. My friend did not send the pics last night that he took, so only a couple, but some good vids for you though.
Good luck out there.
The Steelhead in the creek are creeping in, in small groups. The last two days, we have seen several fish, but just in a small area. Today we got into several fish at first, then it slowed to a crawl. Later in the day, as we worked our way back through the original area, we were able to hook up several more times. So instead of a steady run of fish, they are only available in little spurts. Yesterday I was able to hook up with 13 fish, but again I only landed 1. Richard got a perfect little chromer. â€œI was jealous of this fishâ€. Damon was skunked yesterday, which is very uncommon!!! Today was even better all around. I was able to hook up with 8 and land 3. Damon got into 5 and landed 3. Richard got into about 8 also, and landed 2. The water is still low and clear, but if you know how to work this water, you will be very successful. Here are the pics from the last two days. Three of these fish were natives. Maybe the end is near????
Good luck out there.
Wow, can you believe this big native came back for another round today. This native has been caught by the whole gang now, and hooked by the rest of at least once. I have the pics and dates coming, but for now I have some great pics of him from today. I believe, between the four of us, we have landed this fish 6 times, and have been hooked up with this beast, at least 10 other times throughout the last month and a half.
Damon, Richard, Doug, and myself, started out this morning at day light, and Damon hooked up on his first cast through. I was not so fortunate, and it took me three holes to find my first hook up.
The bigger fish I talked about in yesterday’s post are starting to show up. Two days ago I hooked 21 fish, all between 5 and 9 pounds. Today we hooked a combined 10 fish, and only one was under 10 pounds. At least two of the fish we saw today, were in high teens, to twenty pound hatchery’s. I had one on, that I believe went at least 17 to 20 pounds. This fish tore me up, and let me go. We were able to bank a total of 5 fish, including one big hen I took at the end of the day. We got some perfect underwater video of the fight. I have been wanting to get underwater fight video forever, but never had the help to do so. Well today, it all came together, and we got the video i have been wantingâ€¦â€¦.. This video is great. Also we got great pics today, and some more video’s, from other fish that tore us up today.
The creek is real low and clear, and the fish are hiding deep in the white water, although we did come across fish in the deeper pools today, unlike 2 days ago when there was nothing in the slow water. In these deep holes, the fish are resting up, and getting a bite usually means being on them before sun up. When the light hits the water, they shut down for the day, and then you have a tough time getting anywhere near them. There are a few tricks to get a reaction, but this is a well kept secret, that I am not ready to share. Maybe once I can’t fish anymore I will pass it on. Check out the vids, and pics from today, and I hope to have more tomorrow.
I downloaded the original underwater, and then a compilation using this vid and several others, including a great song for the vids!!
The first one is the best underwater fight video I have ever had.
(Thanks to Damon’s camera work, and I was lucky enough to be able to maneuver the fish just right for him).
Good luck out there,