How Many Winter-Run Steelhead???

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Ben Waldschmidt, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

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    3 days total.

    11 hours bobbercatin'...2 hookups, 1 landed.
    7 hours swingin'...1 grab, goose-egg.
     
  2. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    Ibn- Great ratio...geez.



    To add more info to my post:

    All walking,

    50-50 swinging/nymphing,

    5 nymphing and 4 swinging since JAN 1
     
  3. pcknshvl

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    At least 15 days, mostly Sky and Sauk, with nary a bump.
     
  4. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Everything is about the swing coach!
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    iagree and would also not that even if you catch them in the winter, steelhead on the methow/ronde/cw are not winter steelhead.

    Oh yeah, and between 6 of us for 5 days in forks we couldn't swing a fish to save our lives.
     
  6. 1morecast

    1morecast Active Member

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    Since Jan.1st. Stuck 3 landed 0.. All on the swing... It has been one of those years..Oh yea I will be out swingin tomorrow...
     
  7. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    Spent too much time on buddies sled gear fishin and drinking:beer1: or float fishing while on foot this year...

    anyways back to original point.

    Since the end of november:

    1 full morning swinging on foot.... no bites

    3 intermittent nymphing/swing trips.... one legit take down with indicator.
     
  8. HauntedByWaters

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    Way to be honest there because that sounds about right.

    If I count WA only, I have 4 for 6 on the swing. All from the bank, 40 days or so on the water.

    A piss poor season but it ain't over yet.
     
  9. golfman65

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    I would say the same around 30-40 trips..

    All wading bank fishing, all swung flies...I thought that was the point of steelheading?

    Oops there I go again...

    So for lets say 35days on water 3 fish...

    Bring on trout season, bring on the pink year,bring on the salt,bring on stillwater..bring on CATCHING something again..:rofl:
     
  10. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Heavies...

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    damn some of you are studs.

    15 long days on our local rivers, swinging the big stuff and nymphing the little stuff- nary a bump. well.... maybe. but i doubt it.

    6 days on the OP. 2-4 on adults, all pimphyin. 1 pissed off jack on the shwing. that was mid feb. and all that action was in 2 days. the rest was spent walking, exploring new rivers, vampire hunting and flailing fruitlessly.

    only fished for steelface twice since ive been back and havent got a grab. all schwangin.

    im just stoked i finally got to look one in the eye. jesus christ are they beautiful. i think next season im just gonna live in forks. chrome bright wild steelhead have consumed my brain.
     
  11. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    iagree, winter steelhead sure give you an appreciation for actually catching what you are after.
     
  12. William B.

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    4o days on the op,2 days on the Skagit 3 nats and a dozen hatch.And almost all swingin.I had a tough season after the brats,
     
  13. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    To quote Dean Wermer 0.0 :beathead:
     
  14. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I lost a fish on the last day of January. Since then Nothing. I haven't counted the days/ hours. It's quite a few more hours than I would expect for not catching anything. I have some reasons I think that my rate is down, but they aren't important.

    I have not nymphed a bit. Wouldn't count the fish if I did.

    There's a couple weeks left. It's been tough.

    3-0 sox bottom 1,
    cds
     
  15. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of mine were actually in a boat, and a good majority of those were on gear sidedrifting. A few were on plugs. Only 2 were on a fly and I worked my ass off for those. Hell, spent 4 days on the OP and went 0 for 0 on the fly. But was on the sticks most of the time, but when I fished I fished hard. BUT, the two I caught on the fly I caught on the drift.