It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was making rounds through my winter fishing grounds while waiting for everything to open up the last weekend in April. Now here we are again, just days away from the closure of many of our favorite rivers.
Other than planning steelhead trips, this time of year I stay close to home and get the best out of familiar rivers.
The Stanislaus River section from Goodwin Dam to Oakdale closes October 31st as the remaining runs of king salmon push their way up river. It is an impressive reminder of what once was, and a sad realization of what’s left…
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