You know it’s coming… probably by the end of the week. It’s going to rain, and keep raining for like 90 days. The rivers are going to blow out, they’ll come back into shape on a weekday and be back blown out again by the weekend. The next thing you know, it’s 8 weeks later, you’re sitting in front of your vise with a bunch of lime green nutria fur and some dumbell eyes. And you’ll wonder what the hell you’re doing. When was the last time you even saw a fish?
Well, it doesn’t have to be that way this winter. If you want to catch some monster fish and hone your stillwater trout tactics, you need to book at day up at the Roaring Springs Ranch in Scio, OR. The facility has three ponds — two for people who like the idea of shooting huge fish in a barrel, and one lake-size impoundment with warier, wilder trout.
Roaring Springs has shelters near the lakes to keep you warm, and grills for cooking. It’d make a great winter outing. Call the shop for details and bookings: 541-342-7005. Stay tuned for an advanced stillwater class at Roaring Springs this spring.