1-01-03 - A Day Off for New Years! Time to hit
the Little Calumet!
Rivers Fished: Little Calumet, IN
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 1-1-03
Weather: Partly Sunny
Air Temp: 35 F
Water Temp: probably about the same
Water Level: low? First time on this river
Water Color: Clear but stained, like weak green tea
Fish Species: Coho & Steelhead
Pattern Fished: assorted
Pattern Color: assorted
Fishing Quality: pi$$ poor
Report: Made my first pilgrimage to the IN tribs
with Chromeseeker this morning. I believe the area we hit was the
Little Calumet River, possible the Coffee Creek branch. Anyways,
the scenery was beautiful, but the hike was tough. We put in somewhere
between 2.5 and 3 miles of hiking each way (based on the 1.25 hours
we hiked), following the river's banks. On the entire trip down
and back up I sighted 3-4 Cohos in pretty bad shape, and 2 steelhead.
None were taken. As I write this Chromeseeker is probably still
on the river; at last chat he had gone 0-1. All I managed to bring
back were a couple pictures; the weather was so cold that the batteries
in the camera weren't even powering up to take pictures despite
a fresh charge.
Well, considering $5.60 in tolls and $10.50 for
a one day license, this trip was a total bust. BUT, in all fairness,
the section of river we fished was beautiful, and would be great
to hit during a fall Chinook run or Summer Skamania run! I'll probably
be back, just not that soon. I'm still in favor of the Pike River
in Kenosha, WI!