The River had dropped 1 1/2 meters from a week ago and cleared considerably in the upper reaches past the Ashlu Creek Bridge. There were still some coho in the side channels with bull trout circling in amongst them but the dropping levels and high clarity made it tough to find what the trout wanted as the current would not drift the egg patterns quick enough. So we switched to a bright UV green streamer with fluorescent marabou which had worked at this time last year. After only a few casts with slow retrieve, Art tied into three of the fresher coho in about as many casts so the day started off well.
So the day topped off with the chilly temperatures mixed with the part time sunshine, fresh snow pack on the peaks and an errant herd of elk which we heard crashing in the trees with some of the calves calling out however they evaded the camera.
In the end, most of the Christmas turkey dinner was worn off with good exercise wading in the river and it made for another fine December fishing day in the Squamish River Valley.