Just when I thought Hawaii was going to be the pinnacle of my summer, I was able to take a  quick trip up to the Thompson River. The Thompson River is my favorite river on the planet to fish. There is no better way to spend a hot summer day than floating and fishing for Rainbows on the Thompson.
A couple days after returning from Hawaii, we headed up to my favorite place to stay on the Thompson - The Rock and River Rustic Retreat. <www.rockandriverretreat.com> Be sure to check out their website for all the information on what they offer.
I started my first day floating from Savona to the resort. When I first put in, I was overwhelmed with the amount of Sockeye in the river. I was a little disheartened as when there are numerous salmon in the river, the trout fishing can be challenging.
Taking in the warm summer sun, I enjoyed the float and stopped to fish at several runs. Unfortunately these runs were plump full of Sockeye and as such no trout for me. I continued on to a run I fished last year that I had great success on. Upon arrival I noticed a caddis hatch coming off. I couldn't help but feel my smile grow. I put on my lucky bug that produced very well last year and whammo, fish on. I continued to fish this extremely long run for the next 3 1/2 hours. During this time I managed to land over 20 fish with many other hooked. It was a great finish to a day on my favorite river.

The second day I planned on floating from the resort to Juniper beach but was just too tired so I fished around the resort for a few hours. I cannot help but marvel in the scenery of this area.


The owner Tammy has a little piece of heaven on earth. Tammy's warm and welcoming demeanor is what keeps me coming back year after year. The fact her retreat is located on the river doesn't hurt either. Whether you are RVing, need a B&B, rent a cabin or pitch a tent, Tammy can hook you up. If you are on the lookout for an amazing place to stay where you feel you are not going to a resort but rather to spend a few days with family, this is the place to go.

Here are a couple pics from the trip.