Looking at my weather app six times a day for the past two weeks, I was pretty sure I was done guiding for 2018.  Thankfully with the holidays my clients were flexible and we had a one day window to get out on the water before flows raised.  The trip was originally a musky trip but with heavy rains last week the rivers hadn’t got back into fishing shape.  Luckily my clients enjoy trout fishing as well and the Jackson River went from 5,000 cfs down to 8oo cfs over a few days.  They were able to change the day of the trip a day early to avoid the pouring rain today.

We started our day with a warm up nymphing and after 4 good rainbows to the net it was time to throw the big stuff.  We hit it perfect for streamer fishing.  High flows but not to high, cloudy skies, and a front coming.  The brown trout were really showing signs of the front coming, ready to eat whatever they could.  Majority of the browns we caught were 15-19 inches with Rob catching a personal best at 21 inches 300 yards from the take out.

Today its pouring again with already over a inch of rain.  This will definitely close up shop for any more fishing in 2018.  I try not to complain to much, 2018 was a very hard year with the weather.  I love what I do and I have family that supports me 100%, so I really have nothing to complain about.  I look forward to seeing what 2019 brings and I thank everyone of you that fishes with me here in Virginia and of course Belize and Brazil.