Spring Steelhead Season

March 25, 2008

We arrived home safely on February 24th accompanied by Lew, Chuck, Charles, Ashley, Pete and Charlie. There was an ice bridge at Bull Ck that was easily broken through and we all gave a big cheer as we neared home! We found Rex and Chad waiting for us at the ranch with stoves on and the lodge warm and comfy. The next few days were full of cabin opening and snow shoveling. Rex had to deal with more snow than the ranch had gotten for several years and there were piles 6′ high where he moved snow out of the way. All was well at the ranch with all the animals thriving under his care.

The fishing was normal for spring, good between periods of snowmelt. The melting snows and ice have caused intermittent muddiness but there were lots of good days. The Wisdom/Himmelreich/Drake/Albers group gave it a 2nd try and managed to land several dozen fish over a 2 day period. They spend alot of time with their lines in the water!

For a look at some of our spring catch check out our Photo Album page. If you fished with us and have some pictures from your trip we would love to have them to share on our site!

Our last group just left and the river is a little cloudy from the Lemhi river runoff. The crocus are blooming, the greenhouse is started and we should see our 1st daffodil anyday.

If you are interested in joining us for spring steelhead fishing in 2009 let us know. We have some weekday openings. We plan to open February 27th, 2009.

Randy Drake with a spring steelhead

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Ron Stenquist March 25, 2008 at 1:12 pm

“The fishing was normal for spring.” What does it mean? Fishing, no matter when or where is great; however, with Shepp Ranch as the host; with the abundance of excellant home cooking; with the feeling that “I belong here” no matter where you are from; all set in God’s most beautiful creation; It doesn’t get any better than this. Thank you Mike and Lynn for another great (normal) weekend.


mike wisdom November 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

why is randy’s picture on the site i out fished him as usual.
awesome place to go. we are treated like kings both in freindship as well as ammenities.

thanks shepp.

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