where would be good to catch steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by smc509, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. smc509 New Member

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    spokane wa
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    im from spokane and im wanting to go stellheadin were do u think would be doin good right now
  2. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Beautiful View, WA
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    Root River in Wisconsin or Pere Marquette in Michigan.
  3. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Duvall, wa
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    on the internet
  4. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    College Place, Washington
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    Right now: Northern Calif.

  5. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    LOL!! How about in a river! Preferrably one that isn't at flood stage.... :rolleyes:
  6. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    East Wenatchee, WA
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    You would have to ask.
    WDFW has a web site and it will give fishing/hunting reports weekly, easy to sign up for, send'em right to your email.
    If I were going to go stellheadin I would fish the Columbia between Rocky Reach Dam and Wells dam.
    If you PM me I'll tell ya what rock to stand on.
    I'm always up for tellin someone where to go.
    Welcome aboard newbie.
  7. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    This is a brutal thread.

    I recommend you contact Gary, he has made a hell of an offer to share some info. I also recommend that you use the search tool here, lots to be read about steelhead, rivers and timing if you read up on it.

  8. Josh dead in the water

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    I hear Pike Place Market has a nice pile of Steelhead these days.
  9. rick matney Active Member

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    Bozeman, Montana
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    Ok some one has to be a little civil, The clearwater near orofino. and if it's blown the north fork of the clearwater.(below dam) It's close to you and always has some water to fish.
  10. Ray Member

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    Post Falls, ID
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    Just watch out for floating ice bergs. Lots of chunks flowing right now in the middlefork/main Clearwater. The South fork has some ice too, but is thawing quickly.
  11. Philster New Member

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    It's not about civility. It's just that folks are on edge right now because the answer is "behind speed bumps". I personally target the white ones. I find the yellow ones put steelhead down:eek:
  12. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Roy, WA
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    I understand there's some hot fishing in Jerry Daschovsky's yard right now:D
  13. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    boring, oregon
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    Right up against the bank, behind a big rock.....if you can find either:ray1:
  14. Norme DM is a D bag

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    Zen's Mom's House
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    the yakima is hot right now
  15. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Mill Creek, WA
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    Yeah, gee, I think I'll pm Gary too. Maybe he can tell me where to go as well! ;)
  16. Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    Somewhere you don't know about, WA
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    Hit up Doc's. I hear the Steelhead are pouring through right now!!!
  17. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    No one has PMed yet.
    What, ya don't want to know where to go?
    If ya don't PM me in the next 10 min. I can't do this all day.
    I'm going to be gone "Gone fishin" that is. Won't be back for a week.
    I'll tell ya what. When I get back I'll tell ya where to go then.
    Happy fishing boys and girls
  18. Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Kailua Hawaii
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    Leave Gary the fuck alone. He's packing his gear and heading to Hawaii to fish for big bones with The Coach!:D:beer2::beer2:
    See ya soon Dirty Dog.
  19. Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Spokane, WA
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    not for a while, our Eastside steelie streams are blown the hell out

    it should come back in a couple of weeks!
  20. Panhandle Active Member

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    Its your luck day!

    Over the Fall I kept all my hatchery fish and transplanted them into the creek that runs through my property. Beautiful freestone creek about 20 feet across. There is about a 100 ft. long stretch packed with these bad boys and they move to a fly like nobody's business. When everything else is blown-out this little piece of steelhead heaven remains clear and constant. If you don't mind sight fishing, drive on over. Oh, and bring some money. :beer1: