Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, Apr 18, 2007.
You got me!
First weekend in May won't see many steelhead in the Kalama. However, if you don't mind fishing down and dirty, there's a shitload of spring chinook building in there even now. By the first of May, it will be good. I've never targeted springers on the fly, but I'd think Intruders about 7" long might be the order of the day. Good luck!
another reason i prefer steelhead.
I don't care when, i would like to know when some diff. rivers peak and maybe a friend or two to fish with. Like i said i have never caught a summer steelie and would love the chance, so if we cold get some people together and make a trip of it i think we could have a good time!
Really? Damn, when can I be cool like you?
These threads, they decay.
And that's why we love them
Let's see, would I rather throw a sz. 20 trico to a 20 inch bow who is rising in 3 inches of water along the bank....Or i would I rather be standing in my favorite steelhead head run with my long rod, swinging my favorite spey pattern? Hell, to me it dosen't matter, just let me fish!!!!!!!
Now fishing a dry, or swinging vs. fishing with a bobber that's a differant story!!!:beer2:
I would so love to catch a trout right now
As to fishing the Kalama in May. There'll be salmon and steelhead in the river. Salmon will be hanging in the real heavy stuff toward the head of some deep runs and the steelhead will be scattered. Getting down to those King's is a real chore but can be worth it if you hook up. Pretty yummy stuff too.
Does this thread qualify as highjacked?:beathead: Classic WWF, I start a thread on us getting together and it turns into a polarizing assault. I'm responsible too
Officially hijacked. Classic WTF, not WFF.
I edited my above post, no need to beat up on a child.
DB Cooper couldn't have done a better job if he showed up parachute in hand.
Enough about trout VS steelhead. I have caught big trout and its only OK... a ten pound brown fights like a 15 pound bull and shakes it head a few times, takes a few short runs, then says release me!! A 15+ pound rainbow is a different story, they are par with steelhead. A steelhead, even one that has been in fresh water for months will take you to your backing and give you the finger as he jumps and spits the hook. If you are luck enough to hit costal fish (I went 1 for 7 on the sandy in march) you will get your ass kicked and you will have a epic fight than even a few smaller (8-10pounders) trevally bairly put up. Moral of the story. Everything that has been to the salt has done steriods everything in the salt is on steroids. Trout are super fun, but steelhead win every time. the only thing is i need a place to wet wade for steelies, I guess it is time to go to the kalama in august.
Now lets actually set up a rondi I fished the sandy for 4 days last memorial day and I got a couple summers on the swing and a dark winter. It should be fun plus you will have a shot at a springer... I am also going to shad fish the columbia some and beat up dinosaurs in my boat if a few of you all want to tag along. But I am willing to travel.
I caught a trout once........Just once though.......It was cool..... I caught a steelhead once too...just once...and it was cool.....Ummm i just want to fish i don't care what tugging on my line just as long as it is alive and fights!
Mark Let me know what you are thinking! I would love to tag along! Sturg. are also a forte of mine and I love fishing for them! Sounds like you could set up and awesome trip let me know!
not everybody is like you zen.... i for one agree with him
Ya tom, but that is because you are an asshole, remeber what yard said :beer2: .
Just kidding brother, agree to disagree, but I do agree on one thing. A fish on the swing is harder and sometimes more satisfying than one on the nymph.
Tom, have you ever considered changing your moniker to: Devil's advocate?
"A fish on the swing is harder and sometimes more satisfying than one on the nymph."
There IS hope.
Believe it or not, Andy does have a couple of spey rods and has used them. Look at the brute in his current avatar.