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  • Posted 4 days ago

    Everything is rigged and ready for action. Going to be interesting getting the boat in and out of the river.

    • Greg Parker Good luck
    • Billy Varley Wow that's crazy
    • Billy Varley He if you ever do not need one of those nice set up I'll be gladly take it off our hands lol
    • Toby Ethier How's the water and weather
    • Daniel Eddy Safety first !
    • Catch the Drift Cold and lots of ice Toby. Same as you.
    • Neil Shattuck Are you going to use Tip ups???
    • Neil Shattuck Be safe out there. It's been a brutal winter, i think you should have stayed down in Florida till Mid March. Then maybe you'll find some open water up here. Tight Lines Kevin!
    • Mark Woodman I'm ready capt steel head will be easy after that monster kingfish
  • Posted 24 days ago

    Here are the dates left for the winter/spring season. February 24,26. March 4,5,8,14. April 4,8,10,11,12,13. Let me know if you want any. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015 !!!!!!

  • Posted 26 days ago

    Back to reality. Great trip to the keys. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Only if the wind didn't blow everyday, we could of caused some damage. Going to post open spring days tomorrow. Trying to get my book organized. If you need a date call be for I post them. LOCKEDSTRONG Florida Keys. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.

  • Posted 1 month ago

    Don't let the cold get you down. Come capture many with Catch the Drift. Ted and Stu with constant action the entire trip. Steelhead, rainbows and browns in the mix. An easy Catch the Drift Double Digit Day plus. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015!!!!

  • Posted 1 month ago

    I know there's water here somewhere πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015.

  • Posted 1 month ago

    Just had Saturday and Sunday open up if anyone is interested.

  • Posted 1 month ago

    A good bite for Eric and Jon for a couple hours and then it was over. Tough conditions right now, another day with the slush never clearing. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015.

    • Christopher Tobias What's all that white stuff?
    • Michael Andrews Nice day out today... Lol
    • Kurt G. Miller Nice! Did you get them all in the lower part of the river? Were you at the dam at all? If you were at the dam, did you get any up there?
    • Catch the Drift Best area was in the lower River.
    • Kurt G. Miller Thanks for the answer Kevin. My buddies and I used to do a lot of winter fishing up there years ago, but I'm becoming a cold sissy in my old age. However, the fire still burns deep! You never know, I may return and would love to book you.
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    Ice, ice and more ice today. Constant slush that never cleared. 😁😁. Mike and Matt fished hard through the bad conditions and came up with a very good day πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Made me feel good when the guys said it was the best trip they ever had. Thanks guys. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015.

    • Dave Hall rough trips make memories!
    • Seth Coon Every trip with you is the best trip I've ever had.
    • Mautaga Ae Lol...hell yeah your on my fantasy fishing team!! #tripofalifetime
    • Bob Mitchell Great pictures of those memories.
    • Mark Thomas Adam Trick
    • Neil Shattuck Yes, you're a hard working fishing guide, I think you'd catch fish even if there wasn't water in that river. You're gifted!
    • Michael Andrews #tripofalifetime can't thank you enough Kevin ... Can't thank you enough. Amazing guide, but an even better person
    • Deidra Baker Where is this? What is the catch?
    • Kathy Kreinheder Looks like the fish you caught Gary Kreinheder
    • Jeff Stevenson Outstanding!!! I really need to book a trip!
    • Heather Renee Stephenson Y'all caught some Perty fish!!! 🐟
  • Posted 1 month ago

    Nothing like getting up the river to find the power plant shut off. It was a little hairy making it to the dam for sure. Tommy and Derek liked the results once we got up there. Quality fish and good numbers. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Cold day, but good times with the guys. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015 !!!!

  • Posted 1 month ago

    Ready for action. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

  • Posted 1 month ago

    A slow start for Eric with only a couple steelhead landed. Next thing you know Eric is LOCKED every cast. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. With the water level rising and the front coming in they were ready to bite. A great day on the river with a good friend. An easy CTDDDD. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015 !!!!

    • Alex VanLoendersloot Not trying to be a dick, but doesn't holding those fish like that kill them? I've seen a few articles that said that's a death sentence
    • Charles Drollette Sweet
    • Howard Shapses The king is back!😊😊😊
    • Tom Manley As long as you're not ripping the gills out
    • Andy Bliss Alex I think the article in question was about smaller stream trout... I can say that we hold fish like that everyday and don't see any negative side effects. In fact we will catch the same fish days later.
    • Eric Marcinkowski Every fish swam away under its own power , holding a fish by the gills can kill.
    • Alex VanLoendersloot
    • Eric Burridge Yeah you should hold a fish by the gills or tucked in like a football😳
    • Andy Bliss Did you read the rest of the article.... Because you obviously missed this part. "Getting a good grip on the tail is important" Hence the reason we use the glove. Go back read the rest of the story and I'll wait here for your next argument. πŸ‘
    • John O'Connell That's why I always filet, then release
    • Big boy fishing Nicee
  • Posted 1 month ago

    Good to be back on the water with Jon and his son Evan. Water dropped and cleared up, which made it a little more difficult to capture them. Still hooked 2 or 3 in every spot. Another CTDDDD. Released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG 2015. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ.

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Just when you think there's no hope, the odds are against you, don't give up. Doctors didn't give me much hope a year ago with stage 4 cancer. I never gave up through 23 sessions of chemo. Today CANCER FREE. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. 2015 is starting off good for me. Who wants to go fishing ???? LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!!

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Good to see a bunch of new steelhead showing up today. John his son and Kevin with a productive day. No repeat offenders πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Might be a real good winter. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Cold front came in meant a tough bite for Bobby and Joe. Still managed a CTDDDD even with the brutal winds messing up our drift. We might have needed a bigger net for the one Bobby lost. 😒😒. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!

  • Posted 2 months ago

    I sound like a broken record again today. Great weather and great fishing. Walt and John with an easy CTDDDD +++. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG.

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Can it get any nicer out. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. LOCKED in every spot. LOCKEDSTRONG. !!!!!!!

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Happy Holidays from Catch the Drift. Lots of winter dates open, it's looking like good water for a while. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Let's go get them. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Randy and his son Tommy with extraordinary weather for late December. The fish liked it also. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Another CTDDDD. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

  • Posted 2 months ago

    Adam and Vinny with a banner day. The early bite was on fire until the sun came out. The sun shut them right off, but the damage was already done. An easy CTDDDD plus many more. All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG.

  • Posted 2 months ago

    The 3rd jack chinook in 4 days. Weird year to say the less. Released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!

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