By Rob Holtzinger
The Times 

Seasons on the River

 

Skylar Wood

The banks of the Touchet River make for frigid February fishing as attested to by Rob Holtzinger who made it a goal to bring in a steelhead last month. After a few hours on the banks, Holtzinger reluctantly opted to wait for warmer weather.

A column by Rob Holtzinger

The pair of August days Billy and I had waded the Touchet River in old tennis shoes, starting by the baseball-softball fields of Dayton High School and exiting the stream just before the Main Street bridge, seems more like a couple months passed, than the half year of days gone by.

Fond of walking down the gravel bar in the middle of the river, ankle deep, Billy, my twelve-year-old son and I, cast to the deeper water, ironically right off the bank, holes swirl two to three feet deep, shaded by trees and shrubbery that provide cooling for the rainbow trout holdin...



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