Where Is The Best Steelheading In The World

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by ambassadeur10000, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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  2. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Cup - been like this for a few years on the NF.
    Pretty much sucks. Any anecdotal evidence of why?? The tribe is getting a lot of kudos for their investments in habitat restoration etc. on that stream.
  3. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    I just looked at the numbers - hardly worth the cost on the NF
    Winter/summer/whatever
  4. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    But FIVE MORE SUMMER RUNS SHOWED UP!!!!

    Yea the stillys just not worth the gas money it seems.
  5. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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  6. jake-e-boy Active Member

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    nah guys, stilly is a bomb river, best in the state BY FAR, please keep fishing it
  7. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    All the S river hatchery numbers are way low, not just the Stilly. Tokul is the one exception.
  8. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    the sky actually has decent #'s in comparison....if you combine all the hatcheries
  9. jake-e-boy Active Member

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    nah man stilly epic, everyone go to stilly!
  10. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    Reiter and the wallace have something like 60 combined. That's not very good.
    The Bogy even has about 1/10 of what it should.
  11. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Ya I was comparing it to the 9 at fortson
  12. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    In all fairness, fortson would have 22% more fish if it wasn't for me :)
    But fortson usually gets less than other facilities in the region.
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  13. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    teach me the stilly please
  14. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Sad state of affairs for anyone just getting into the game and trying to catch their first steelhead on Puget Sound streams.
    I feel very fortunate to have gotten to experience some excellent fishing in the 60's through the 80's.
    SF
  15. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Its OK we can just go to the deschutes instead
  16. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Have fun....
  17. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    Lesson #1: leave the fly rod at home.
    Lesson #2: fish a lot.

    Follow my plan and someday you can catch two steelhead in a season like me.
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  18. sroffe Member

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    I've been contemplating hanging up the steelhead gear for a few years and fish other fisheries.
  19. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Same here Sam. The amout of time I chase steelhead now is a fraction of the time I used to.
    Saltwater and stillwater fishing has replaced much of my steelhead fishing.
  20. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    I believe the time spent without a touch makes you better.....
    Cast - hike - pay attention to your fishing...
    Everyone likes to hook up