We took the boat out and jetted up from Lewis Street all the way up near Gold Bar. We had his wife, Lori, and two kids, Reese and Ally, in the boat so we didn’t hit it too hard, but we got three spots in. The water looked great with about four feet of visibility and flows at 4,500 cfs.
We hit another run up close to Gold Bar that I have never fished before. It didn’t look like great water but it had nice speed and Steve was just starting to get the hang of the Spey rod. We fished it for about an hour and I was surprised to hook a nice, chrome fish that I would say was in the 12-pound area. It was all over the surface of the water, then took maybe 20 yards of backing, then starting shaking, and then it was all over. Nothing is worse than that feeling when the fly pops out of the fish’s mouth and the line goes slack. I really wanted to land that fish and show Steve’s kids. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.