A Bad Day on the Skagit

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by miyawaki, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. miyawaki Active Member

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    First this buck has a nasty run in with a net then he grabs the wrong bug to eat. It’s tough being a steelhead these days.

    Caught him Thursday at 2:35 pm.

  2. yellowlab Active Member

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    SWEEEEEEET Leland. Way to go. Nice Native Fish!!! Looks like he got past the gil net or a seal and made his way up to spawn another day.
  3. Matt Burke Active Member

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    Geezus Leland, how big did ya figure it was.
  4. MauiJim ka lawai'a

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    Niiiice fish Leland! :thumb:
  5. bhudda heffe'

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    that'll jolt the pulse rate:) nice one Leland!
  6. kimosabe Member

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  7. Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    Leland...that is a BIG steelhead.
  8. miyawaki Active Member

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    John kept yelling twenty but I'm thinking a bit less, maybe 17-18.

  9. Davy Active Member

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    .....thought I had seen that pic just the other day... nice fish indeed Leland. :thumb:
  10. Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Big and ugly, how we likes em. Congrats
  11. Riane Mouse doctor

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    Whoa man, I am jealous. Really nice fish, congrats! I need to get out!!
  12. Mark Speer It's all good.....

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    Since I am land locked this weekend....It's refreshing to see some from a distances.... very verrry nice.
  13. sashjo Member

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    Man, I thought someone died by the thread title. Nice fish anyway.
  14. yuhina Tropical member

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    That is a Fine fish! awesome photo.
  15. Bruce Davidson formerly hatman

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    Awesome! Would've liked to see the smile on your face. :)
  16. Ryan Nathe Member

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    Gawd! If he can squeeze through the gill net what size steelhead are they targeting? 6-10 pound hatcheries... MMMhmmm.

    Very cool fish Leland!
  17. WT Member

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    Those aren't net marks, they're shark marks.
    Nice fish
  18. Will Atlas Guest

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    Leland, that is a gorgeous fish! Hey the photo is a bit small but I saw the one John sent out via email and I'm thinking that at least some of those injuries are old. How fresh was the wound on the dorsal? It almost looks like he might have had a run in with an orca or sea lion. Think about a fish that large swimming into a gill net, do you think he could make it up to his dorsal with the size mesh they're using? Just a thought, let me know what you think you saw him in real life. Either way, spectacular fish!
  19. ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    this fish made it up to the counting site I was on, we also netter fish that had been caught and released from the test fishing gillnet
    anyway fish are tough, that one is goreous
  20. fredaevans Active Member

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    A fish that big deserves a 'hero shot.' Also well done on the handling of that 'bad boy.':thumb: