The past few days gave us the first decent snow of the year in the hills around the Trinity River. Water temps are dropping and the fall colors are fading fast. All indications that fall here in Northern California is coming to a close. While we should still have a couple good weeks of fall steelheading left, we certainly welcome some more rain to get our first push of winter steelhead. This is a tough time of year for many of us. We want rain to get the winter fish to push in, but that also means the remaining summer/fall fish holding in prime lies are just waiting to push into their natal tribs. That one good rain can end of the fall season and begin the winter season. A tough one for many, put away the floating lines, wet flies, and skaters and make the jump to the skagit line, sink tips, and flies of the size of a dead rat!
Here’s a few pics from the past couple of weeks….