Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time to "flip the switch"

Valentine's week is the official "flip the switch" time for the start of the spring steelhead run!- time to start steelhead dreaming! Days are getting longer, pineal gland photo period light detection kicks in and sends the signal to the reproductive hormonal drive as it starts in full mode- the doldrums of winter dormancy is now officially over! Plus the very mild winter we have had and excellent flows signals 'all systems go!" ( keep in mind our fall run was non-existent due to our deep arctic winter taking place in November/December...gonna be one hell of a spring run with very fat and well fed fish that stayed out in the lake chowing down on bait rather than get slinked down in the river