A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    No doubt about it. It is crazy how much litter will be on our rivers and beaches by this fall. JP and Gertrude would be proud to call them home.
     
  2. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Salmo,

    Thanks for the wisdom and advice. It all makes perfect sense. I feel like such a dip shit. Lesson learned indeed.
     
  3. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Does anyone know if there is a forecast for Steelhead numbers this year. To be clear I am wanting to know if there is an organization that estimates a certain number of fish that are going to be returning to the river systems during this season. Does anyone know the forecast or where I can find it?
     
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    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    The only thing more delicious than a Mickeys 40 is a Mickeys with a pink hooked on it.
     
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    Daniel,

    No pre-season runsize forecasts are made for summer steelhead as they are for winter steelhead. Probably because the treaty fishing focus on winter steelhead necessitates a court-mandated management plan with a run forecast for allocating harvest between treaty and non-treaty fishing. Summer steelhead don't rise to the same threshold of interest. On the Columbia, treaty fishing occurs above Bonneville, so steelhead numbers are known as they pass the dam. Doesn't really matter much since harvest and fishing is limited by impacts to wild steelhead, so again, a pre-season forecast just isn't necessary for management.

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  7. Get a buzz and new rod. Maybe ill tape two fortys together for some spey casting
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Life is getting in the way of fishing right now. Got a new job and need to take care of other responsibilities for a while. I may not be around on this thread for a while. Until then, I ask other new rookies out there to utilize this thread to add there experiences,concerns, and questions. Thanks for all the help everyone.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    I am a fellow rookie, and I caught my first steelhead today, although it was on conventional gear. It did raise a concern, however: those puppies can FIGHT. I have never tangled with a fish that tough on a flyrod. It's gonna be one heck of a ride, but it might be a few hookups before a total newb like me gets one to shore! (assuming, of course, I get those hookups) :D
     
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    Dude I am so happy for you. Can you contribute more detail as what type of water you caught this fish. Other noobs would benefit by understanding more about what kind of water to look for. Ie, clarity, depth, any obstructions?
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Sure! Water was a little cloudy, but nothing crazy. I was standing at the head of a gravel bar and moved downstream; there were no obstructions that I could see, just a nice seam to work. Had my gear right on the bottom, and got a real subtle take. I will be back with a flyrod soon, and I'll let you know if that works.
     
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    I do not know what is wrong with me. I just bought another 8 wt rod and reel for absolutely no reason. My idea was thinking I should have a backup setup. Wow, I think I am sick.
     
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    Anybody want to go fishing Sunday?
     
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    I thought you gave up steelhead for the foreseeable future?
     
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    New rod has cured his ills.
     
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