Sunday, March 13, 2011
Rogue River - Wading
Here is a photo of Doug Sandburg, wading in the Rogue River down from the Spillway of the Dam.
In order to fish for steelhead or salmon you can fish from shore, a boat, or wading out into the river.
FIRST OFF - Safety First !!!
If you have not been out in a river in waders..... USE CAUTION. The rivers during spring time are fast and high. At times the water location where you are fishing will have the water level change due to rain, melting or other factors up stream.
The rocks and bottom of the river can be slippery or muddy and it is possible to lose your footing if you are not careful. Another common mistake people make is moving too quickly and finding the bottom of the river drop off quickly.
Please be very careful if you fish the river during the spring. Ice chunks, sticks, logs and other materials can also flow down at you and if you are not paying attention - you can get knocked over or hurt.
OK ------ ALL THAT BEING SAID:
One of my favorite ways to fish is wading!
This allows you to get out and present your bait in different areas and using a different angle of approach. There are some rivers that you just can't seem to get the right drift or float unless you are out because of the distance or angle of the runs.
Be Careful and have fun!