Doing the “Hop”
Have you ever had that urge to just pick up and move once you had fished the best of a stream? Not just to the next riffle, or run, but to a totally different river all together? See new country, fish first waters, and just plain stay on top of the bite regardless?
At Rapids Camp Lodge we have the ability to fish multiple drainages in a single day. Our aircraft stay with the guests, allowing the versatility to move at the drop of a hat. With many destinations available throughout the season, it is truly an angler’s utopia done buffet style.
There are two types of “hops” that are done at Rapids Camp – a ”rainbow hop” and a “silver hop”. They are far from a silly dance that the name seems to infer – rather a well thought out, meticulous approach to keeping our guests hooked up and in ever-changing scenery. After all, variety is the spice of life and life is good.
The “rainbow hop” typically will consist of 2-5 location changes throughout the fishing day – taking the meat of the stream and cherry picking it on the way back to the aircraft. Then it’s off to the next. We have several such routes that allow the angler to do this with minimal effort, never touching the same water twice.
The “silver hop” can take on a few different forms. Whether it’s targeting tide water fish and moving with the push, hopping from gravel bar to gravel bar fishing to pods, or hitting different drainages all together on the Pacific coast, these tactics keep you in the fish and will have you “hopping” for joy!