If you look past Steve’s fish, and up to his hat you might recognize the remnants of a road kill yellow bellied marmot.Â Why is it there?Â Â I have no idea!Â The rest of his hat is equally ugly, and contains the tail hanging off of the back.Â So!Â Â Steve wanted me to tell the world that he thanks his Mother, Father, his producer, and all the little people that helped him on the way to this great steelhead.Â Â Especially, Daniella, his personal trainer, for the attentive work on his lats and triceps in preparation for the 30 minute fight this fish put up.Â Â Â Thank you Steve.
Even more bizarre than Steve’s hat were the numerous gas cans, life jackets and oil containers that were caught up in the eddies.Â Â I presume this is litter from miner’s dredges left too close to the water line and carried down-stream by the storm.Â Â We tried to do some clean-up, but our boat could only carry a small fraction of the debris.Â We did, however, build a nice gas fire to incinerate some of the fuel we found in a punctured can.Â Â Check out the smudge fire from our river clean-up.
Yes, there is NEVER a dull moment on the Klamath or at Marble Mountain Ranch.Â Â In summary, these are some of the BEST fly fishing conditions you could expect, right now, right here, on the mid-Klamath…complete with river-side bon-fires and marmot hats….just another normal day. !!
Till later, Doug