Clearwater Steelhead Report

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by bwtucker83, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. bwtucker83

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    I have fished 3 days this week each day for about 3 hours. In these three days I have caught 2 steelhead and have seen one cuaght by another flyfisherman. The river seems to be fishing really well and yesterday there was 1000+ fish over lower granite dam. This is usually a good signal that things are picking up. I'm going to continue fishing the clearwater until the snake cools down, at which point I will head up to the mouth of the grande ronde.

    Both fished were hooked with an intermediate clear sink tip, 6 to 7 feet of 8lb leader, and the almighty Freight Train fly to top it off. I have only caught 3 steelhead on the fly and all have been with the Freight Train. I suppose it is my favorite steelhead fly. The first steelhead was 25 inches a hatchery fish, the second was a much bigger wild steelhead(didn't measure, just let it go) that ripped line off my reel at a rate I've never witnessed before.

    If anyone is in the area PM me and we can hook up. I'll be fishing everyday through the next two weeks.

    No pics as I fish by myself and I don't trust myself wading up to my chest with my digital camera.

    Brad

    PS - Thanks William (inlander)! I caught that wild fish in one of the holes you told me about. I can't thank you enough.
     
  2. inland

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    Brad,

    Congrats again!!!

    William
     
  3. enelsen

    enelsen keep fishin

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    brad,
    i'm up in pullman. I am gearing up for some steelies. Where are you living/camping? I would like to fish a day or two next week, tues or thurs. I would be great to get some inside info from someone who has fished the clearwater for a few days. PM me back when you get a chance.
     
  4. pwoens

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    hey bro...give me a call...Im heading down there this weekend.

    if you dont have my number send me a pm.

    later
     
  5. Panhandle

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    Nice job dude! I'll be up there next thurs- tues. I'll PM you ,if you're still there. Adam
     
  6. Josh Benjamin

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    is a driftboat float on the clearwater logical?? not to ask a dumb question, but we spend a bunch of time in pomeroy, wa and was always curious....any insight would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks-josh :beer2:
     
  7. Jake Smulkowski

    Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    A driftboat float on the CW is absolutely logical! She is a big, big river.
     

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