It didn't take these Lower Eagle veterans long to start hooking the Silver Bullets. Several Grilse and a Large Salmon were caught before lunch.
The damp weather didn't dampen the spirits of these anglers. They caught almost as many fish today as the last group caught last week.
These numbers are sure to rise tomorrow when they have their first full day of angling.
There was heavy action today, with numerous Grilse caught and several large Salmon Caught and released.
Our first guests have concluded their stay and are scheduled to depart tomorrow morning. They reported that they enjoyed their stay and had an excellent time fishing.
There will be a new moon on Monday which means that the hot action we have seen thus far is only the start of what promises to be another exceptional year on the Lower Eagle.
Today started slow, but as the day went on activity increased. There were numerous fish seen bet they didn't seem to want to take the fly. One angler hooked and lost 5 fish in the Back River.
All our Guests tell us that they are very happy with the fishing thus far and are looking forward to their last day of angling tomorrow.
Numerous Grilse released and one 12 Lb Salmon landed. Several anglers reported hooking and losing fish. One angler lost 4 Large salmon this afternoon. His guide Nelson estimated it to be in the 15 Lb range. The angler did redeem himself by landing a Grilse before the evenings fishing ended.
I went for a stroll up to look at Back River just before sunset and was kicking myself for not taking my rod. As soon as I stepped onto the rocks on the shore fish started jumping. I saw 7 fish jump in less than 2 minutes. I won't make that mistake again.
All our guests have now landed 1 or more fish. Early morning fishing At Pratt's was productive. The fish that were landed in the morning were fresh run in from the ocean.
The evenings fishing at Governors saw a 12+ Salmon hooked.
Water levels continue to drop while the fish tally rises.
Early morning angling produced some action in the Back River & Lem's Lane. One large Salmon was released but many more were seen jumping and swirling.
Water levels around Williams Rock are still a little high to facilitate fishing, but at the rate the river is dropping it looks promising for later in the week.
Numerous fish seen at the Boat Landing; but only one angler was able to land a Grilse.
Governors is becoming productive although most anglers seem to be utilizing the Long Line Release.
Their second day of fishing has been more productive. It all began with a Grilse which was released before lunch. The afternoon began with 3 Salmon being landed and several others struck. The guests are all eager to get back on the River to see what the evening has in store.
The other camps are reporting an increase in activity as well. It seems that the 2010 season will be another great year for the Lower Eagle.
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