Shooting steelhead in a barrel...

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Roper, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. Wow that would be pretty fun to catch a steelie in a lake. Cool post Roper!
     
  2. Posted in the Seattle Times on friday...

    Check out the rest of the planting schedule for 5 and 10+ lb fish

    Times article

    Mark
     
  3. It would be a great place to take a youngster for their first Steelhead. Anyone want to take a bunch of kids drop me an email I would be glad to help.

    Skilly
     
  4. This is a very common practice with 'excess' Rogue River summer runs.
     
  5. Be warned, catching steelhead in stillwater can be highly addictive!
     
  6. I'm kind of curious about how long they will last in a lake... Since they are already coming from fresh water will they still take on spawning attributes like any other bow in the spring? Will they just start acting like lake fish and start feeding again?

    Any of you biologists know about this?
     
  7. shooting fish in a barrel???? you may think so until you spend the time trying to catch of of these fish.
     
  8. Yup, as long as there are 'feeder streams' coming into the lake. Emigrant lake (just south of Ashland, Oregon) actually has a resident population that spawns in Bear Creek above the lake. Gather a similar (but smaller) population may also 'run' into the Rogue above Warm Springs dam.
     
  9. I believe Kress was up over its bank this morning, so it's a good opportunity to fish for steelhead in a soccer field.
     
  10. Yes, ,I would love to do that, got dibs on the goal line drift:cool:
     
  11. yard- they will become mature and try to find as suitable place to spawn...most likely they wont. If they do, they are hatchery stock, so their success at spawning will be close to statiscally zero.
     

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