Originally Posted by SteveZ
Tied up a bunch of jigs so far this winter. Some of the patterns I have been working on. Can't wait to try the leech patterns. Should be killer.
I've used some bunny leeches in the river out here with some success. We're not allowed to use leeches in WA State. The Columbia River is almost entirely controlled by dams. In the summer, the dams are mandated to spill water 8 hours per day minimum to help flush salmon smolts through the system. The dams used to have to meet the requirement in consecutive hours. That changed to any 8 in a 24 hour period. You can imagine the impact that's had on fishing. Those leeches have been a pleasant counter move to the new normal conditions.