Yakima steelhead?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by singlemalt, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. singlemalt

    singlemalt New Member

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    I fished the Yakima Halloween weekend and caught what looks like a steelhead in the lower canyon section within a mile of Red's fly shop. It tasted great:) I hooked it on a #18 bead head pheasant tail with 6X - not the typical steelhead fare. What do you think - steelhead or big rainbow? My buddy snapped the blurry photo and I quickly released it without a measurement. It made my weekend!! I also fished the upper canyon section the following day near Cle Elum and caught some large cutts on dries - fantastic View attachment 35789 View attachment 35790 fall weekend!!
     
  2. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Well done sir. I'm going to say steelhead just because.
     
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Looks like a lost Methow hatchery fish
     
  4. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    Even though there have been just 16 steelhead put above Roza since June, they must be biting well because I've heard of some reports.

    A few months ago, the Flyfishing and Tying Journal had a article on rigging for trout when you think you could catch a steelhead. I think it was Whitlock. The article prescribed a tiny pheasant tail below a stonefly nymph. And that's how I accidentally hooked one below Roza a few years ago. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com...rout-2c-and-all-i-got-was-this-steelhead.html
     
  5. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Def a steelhead. Could be from anywhere.
     
  6. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Steelhead; lack of spots below lateral line, torpedo shape, lack of adipose fin (I think).

    Good catch! :)
     
  7. Olive bugger

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    I believe your are correct.
    Nice fish either way.
     
  8. Keith Hixson

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    Tasted Great? Within a mile of Red's Fly Shop. I hope you are kidding. The Yakima above Roza is catch and release except for white fish. Nice looking fish!

     
  9. sroffe

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    Yup, looks clipped. Good Job.:thumb:
     

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