This winter was a test of will and character. Some days the snow came down so hard I could barely see my clients slowly casting their way through a piece of water. The next day would be bright and sunny...just a wild weather year in the great pacific northwest. In any case it paid to be prepared and ready for anything, not only good gear but also little comforts on the river like Hot soup and coffee fresh from the JetBoil. The fish on the OP this season seemed to be in good shape and decent numbers throughout the river systems. That being said the rivers are all in need of some help, less guides(increase the fees) more conversations with the Tribes on the upper left coast. And maybe a place where Fly fishing guides can hang out and connect with like minded folks and discuss issues and river conditions.
My trip to the Yucatan was scheduled right in the middle of winter Steelhead season but was a needed retreat. The lodge I use the last 10 years has been sold to a nice young guy from my home state of Colorado named Alex. Improvements will be made and I look forward to continued relationship with Alex and the best flats fishing anywhere! My next offering will be Nov 24th to the 1st of December. I have found that the tarpon fishing is really good as well as all other target species this time of the year. As always I have room for 12 anglers , and non anglers are always welcome with incredible snorkeling right in front of the Lodge.
Finally this summer I am ready for a solid month on the Methow river trout fishing. Last year was so good and if you have not fished this amazing little river you owe it to yourself to do so. Dry fly fishing is the game to be played for lots of rainbows and some very nice Cutthroat trout. Floating from Winthrop to Twisp and from Twisp to Carlton and some days from Carlton to Mcfarland. The area offers a lot of other activities so book several days to explore the valley.