Where Is The Best Steelheading In The World

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#31
Remember guys, if you want to fish the Kamchatka, you get there by riding in the belly of a Soviet-era helo....good luck with that:eek: While we're on the subject of Russia, here's a question for you geography-types. Is it possible to walk from the U.S. to Russia? No boats or motorized vehicles allowed.
 
#33
that's a crime. was not aware things got that grim there. is the commercial pressure up or different.
the coho (?) run on the skeena was below target this year so the fisheries ministry let the skeena fleet camp out at the mouth of the dean. the guides at the lodge where i was staying were dismayed. the sports at the lodge where i was staying were hugely disappointed. i talked with a camper from germany who had been on the river for the same week twenty five years in a row, and he couldn't believe how it had been impacted. if they have another year where they impact the run to the same extent, they may do lasting damage to the fishery, but I don't think the folks at teh head of the fisheries department really much care.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#34
Alex,

Those Russian MI-8 (think that's right) are used all over the world for heavy helo transport. They have a lot of old birds in Petropavlosk to cannibalize parts from for years to come in Kamchatka. It is a different sort of wilderness flying, however. 3-man crew: pilot, co-pilot, and mechanic. It's comforting knowing that the pilot wants to get back home too.

Garthman,

That was the Skeena sockeye run that came in low, so less fishing than usual. That doubled the usual number of boats fishing in the Dean Channel, all for KImsquit and Bella Coola chum salmon. And the Bella Coola chums are now primarily hatchery fish, thanks to high harvest rates that make natural chum production there a coincidence.

Sg
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#35
Remember guys, if you want to fish the Kamchatka, you get there by riding in the belly of a Soviet-era helo....good luck with that:eek: While we're on the subject of Russia, here's a question for you geography-types. Is it possible to walk from the U.S. to Russia? No boats or motorized vehicles allowed.
A quick Bing search says yes; Technically, yes. In the dead of winter, you can walk from Big Diomede (a Russian island) to Little Diomede (An American island). However, to get from mainland to mainland, you'll have to wait for the bridge to be built.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#36
I swung through chocolate milk today on the stilly for 4 hours and gave up when the snow/slush started falling.

I can assure you that today the best steelheading was not on the stilly.
 
#41
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.