Best place to live for steelhead?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Ya, my buddy lives in Medford and he loves it. Seriously considering Southern Or.
     
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    Panhandle Active Member

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    What the hell are you talking about it?:confused:
     
  3. Mike Ediger

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    Adam,
    I see...now that the Californians have tripled your land value you are moving back south, is that it. Tired of fighting the property taxes?
    Serioulsy, are you considering moving? Winters and griz getting to much for you?
    Mike
     
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    Panhandle Active Member

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    I wouldn't really call these winters, or at least a winter compared to western Montana winters. As for Griz... I'm disapointed I haven't seen one yet around here. Not seriously considering it, more like entertianing it. I love where I live so much, I'm just missing the readily available steelhead thing. You know how it is: with kids, I have to pick and choose my trips wisely. I would love to fish for steelhead they way I'm able to for trout. The problem is-- I don't really get off on trout fishing anymore. I get excited, go out, catch a fish, go EEEEEEEEEEY:hmmm: and go home.
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Agreed. Everyone should stay away. Forget I mentioned it.
     
  6. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    I live In long beach Washington. about as sw as you can get. Just about 15 minutes to oregon. I have a lot of choices here to find steelies. Is awsum year round porkers between salmon and steelhead.
     
  7. obiwankanobi

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    Being a long time native of Idaho, I sure as hell wouldn't move near the Little Salmon for the "war fishing" that occurs every year for steelhead and salmon fishing. That is where cowboy's are fighting each other, saying every slew of racist words to the Indians netting salmon and selling them to tourists for $10 and people are casting above you, via the use of tree stands. It is combat fishing at its finest and I do mean combat. My friend who is a local police dept in Riggins, ID often has to go and examine the aftermath of two drunk fishermen that got into it.
     
  8. Hal Eckert

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    Sounds interesting must say have seen a lot of combat steelhead and salmon fishing venues in the last 27 years in the western GLs but nothing like you describe here.

    :eek::beer2:

    HE
     
  9. David Prutsman

    David Prutsman All men are equal before fish

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    They are just trout, people make them more complicated than it really is.

    David
     
  10. Steelie Mike

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  11. obiwankanobi

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    Pan, since it sounded like you went to the Clearwater Spey Clave and know what the area is about, I really think you would like living in the LC Valley. Locally, you have access to the Clearwater, SF of the Clearwater, Grand Rhonde, Salmon River, NF of the Clearwater and great trout fishing during those non-steelheading times.
     
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    Olympia, WA. Peninsula rivers, SWW rivers, even NW Oregon are not too far, and its a cool city.:thumb:
     
  13. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Id choose to live in Forks, be close to a lot of the OP rivers.
     
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    tahuyamg tahuyamg

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    Don't forget YOU to were once a newbie. It's not that complicated. Like others here have already stated it's trout fishing.
     
  15. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Toledo or Castle Rock. Right in the heart !!!