What's the best way to land a >20lb Steelhead?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by JesseC, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Warm up them kettles, boys.
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  2. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Where to start...hmmmm....decisions, decisions....
  3. Jonathan Tachell Active Member

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    Yes! This will be awesome! I do know what you mean about the white shirts during hatchery season, I have gone through a few.
  4. JesseC Active Member

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    Look man, Fishing is relaxing, great exercise and mentally stimulating. There is really no end to the possibilities when you start fishing.

    Got it?
  5. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    yeah, thats kind of the point. limiting the company one has on the river. And you catching 20# sweaterheads at the meat hole on the Skookumchuck is no secret :)

    and as an aside, if your shirt is covered in blood from cleaning fish...well stop using your tooth to scrape the guts out. bloody hands i get, whole shirt? Nice!
  6. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    You mean give it the Nate Treat treatment?
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  7. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Not exactly proud to say I took two from the Quinault, on the same day. April 1st, 2001. Pics still on Letty Potters website. Looking back on it I am not at all proud I killed those fish. I can honestly say things would be different today and that's the best I can do.

    24 and 21 lbs. Both weighed hours after the fact. 20 lb steelhead are huge. I will never, ever forget seeing the 24 lb fish for the first time.
  8. JesseC Active Member

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    Better hope the fishing is decent in a lake of fire because you're going straight to hell for that one.
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  9. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Eh, ill be amongst friends.

  10. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    maybe he can dial in some stillwater steelhead tactics with chironomids
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