Just got back from my yearly trip to the Townsend area. It was wonderful except for one small(well, large) problem - I got skunked fishing all my usual holes plus some new ones on the river. It was slow, with few bumps. Tried everything I had - yellow sallies, nymphs, etc. and all the stuff that LRO showed should have been working. I even used my ultralight and powerbait, anything, just to get 1!! Even though the water wasn't as clear as usual due to the heavy rains in the morning, this should have been better. One guy on the river said it hadn't been stocked in a while, which made me feel a little better, but still disappointed.

Maybe I should have concentrated inside the park where I only fished for about 30 minutes. Anyway, I'm just trying to figure out what happened and why. I am going to take some advice that keeps popping up here and come up sometime, get a guide, and learn. Heck, maybe I just stink at it and need to learn how to do it right. Any comments or critiquing would be appreciated.