Winter brings hatchery steelhead, dolly varden, and a few wild winter run steelhead. On this trip we either drive and walk into a number of good runs, or float a small section of the river and stop and fish the productive gravel bars. This is primarily a sink tip show where you will get a lot of practice catching fish using a number of sink tip techniques. Believe it or not, fishing in January and February is excellent on the Sauk River with five to ten dolly varden in a typical day with the occasional large native steelhead as a bonus on a good day.
Lee with a Native Sauk Steelhead.
The spring rains bring the legendary native winter steelhead into the Sauk River. These are hard fighting fish that go to the air shortly after being hooked and put you into your backing in a heartbeat. On this trip we float the river and stop at the gravel bars to work sink tips through the productive runs. Spring fishing on the Sauk can be excellent with five to ten dolly varden in a typical day with the occasional large native steelhead as a bonus. A hook-up with a Sauk River native winter steelhead will leave you with a memory of a lifetime!