New State Record Steelhead (Pending)

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  1. Nailknot

    Nailknot Active Member

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    Sharp Steelie is going to be pissssssed!
     
  2. Flip

    Flip The dumb kid

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    tis no steelhead! shes a whale!

    i want to see someone land one of them pups on a fly.. then i will be truly impressed

    still a good fish in my books

    tom
     
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    Flip The dumb kid

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  4. Matt Burke

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    Said it was caught and released, but he is hugging it like a baby. Either way, a fish like that would have had me filling up my waders.

    Matt Burke
     
  5. headstrong1

    headstrong1 youngish old guy

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    So much for the slime layer on that one. What happened to the new keep 'em in the water rule?
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    This sure defies everything the Forks politicians had to say about people's intentions for wild steelhead. A potential world record released instead of being bonked for the record books. Who would have thought? Oh wait, it said the guy who landed it was one of those "urban elitists" from the Seattle area...
     
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    Swinger Banned or Parked

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    The ONLY reason that fish was released was because it was caught in wild steelhead release water.

    That particular guide is one of the most outspoken opponents of Wild Steelhead Release and he funnells those views to the City Council as his mother is a councilwoman.

    Plus, he also fuels intimidation of those in support of Wild Steelhead Release via threats, etc.

    ...not to mention, he accuses other guides in Forks that fish the wild steelhead release water (Hoh above 101 for example) as "fishing the spawner water," and has wanted those areas closed for years.
     
  10. Of course I'm not pissed - that fish is larger
    than my native, and not sure about the weight
    on it. The hatchery fish that I landed was 38
    pounds and if I really cared about records would
    have made sure it was officially weighed. I'm
    thrilled to see anyone get a great fish like
    that - it's a beauty! Hope to see some other
    good, deserving fly fishermen get into some like
    that. In my opinion, It's all about fun - not records!:thumb
     
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    Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    Swinger

    Thanks for pointing that out!
     
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    Who cares. Just be happy for the guy. It's the fish of a lifetime.
     
  13. Gabriel Burgi

    Gabriel Burgi doesn't live in WA anymore :(

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    I was just at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery and watched them spawn some enormous B-run hens and bucks. Makes the teenies I caught on the Tucannon this year look like parr.

    And even then, the fish in that pic makes the hatchery ones I saw look small too. Nice fish.

    Gabe:professor
     

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