Been out on all thawed, semi thawed streams over the last week with negative results. Anyone seen anything closely related to a fish rolling or turning or anything lately? Dont want to know your spots just looking for some hope.
By the way, for those whom have not made it out in the Juneau area, heres the scoop on the streams, rivers, etc.
Peterson Creek/Salt Chuck/Amalga - stream is clear of ice from the highway bridge to the salt chuck. Some deep crunchy snow on the banks, but it's workable. Water is super clear and getting deeper. No life showing yet but I did see some Terns circleling today. Cast a fly in just below the falls (oceanside) for dollies or steelhead with no joy.
Cowee Creek - Creek is clear of ice as far as I can see and i have a good report that its clear all the way from the bridge to well past the cabin downstream. The banks on the other hand are covered with about 200' feet of snow and snowshoes are a must for going downstream. Dont know much about upstream. No signs of life, but I have not been down to the mouth area yet.
Auke Creek - Tried fishing it last Thurs and it had a little ice on the UAS side, nothing much in the way though. Fished it because of a report of dollies showing up in the wier on the other side of the bridge. No signs of life here, but I believe we are moving in the right direction here.
Dredge Lakes area - Walked it today in hopes of some open water, but was unpleasently disappointed. No action here, but soon.
Does anyone have a report on conditions at Windfall Lake? Would love to make the hike up there but want to be productive while there.
Heres to good season. Tight lines.