The Damdochax is pristine – a stunningly fertile breeding ground, and home to a truly unspoiled, world-class trout fishery. Beginning trouters will see immediate results, even on upstream dries, and short casts are often enough. The more experienced may choose a sharper challenge, going fine and far off without indicators on upstream nymphs. Whatever the level or method chosen, the rewards and pleasures are as rich.
The Rainbow fishing in the Damdochax is exquisite, especially in the headwaters. In general, the average Rainbow & Cutbow are 17 to 20+ inches long, fat, lovely, solid and very strong. They are a well marked, deep, healthy and powerful fish, reaching up to 4 lbs.
Our Rainbow and Cutbow live and thrive amongst healthy runs of Chinook, Coho, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden and Whitefish. In Trout season, all 7 are available, the Bulls reaching upwards of 8 lbs., the Dollies smaller and more delicate, with bright pink spots.
In August, sight casting to spooky 20-40 pound Chinook is also a thrill. As strong as horses and as quick as cats, they test the strength of you, and your gear.
In late summer, we anticipate our first early Steelhead. They are always a pleasant surprise…a true angling challenge and lasting memory to the lucky and unsuspecting trout anglers who hook them on their five weight rods.