Steelhead Question

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jason Decker, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    Not if it's on a tight line or has a float above it that puts tension on the line as soon as the business end stops. The hook should be set before a fish has a chance to swallow it. I seriously can't remember the last time I hooked a fish deep with any method, bait, lure, or fly. The only time I've kept a fish in the last few years just because it was in bad shape was a silver that got the leader wrapped in his gills and bled out before I even landed him.
  2. chadk Be the guide...

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    I wasn't talking just about steelhead \ salmon - but bait fishing in general with that quote above. If you read on, I do mention that salmon\steelhead rarely 'swallow' the bait.
  3. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    Woops, my bad. That part jumped out at me and stuck in my head.