Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Ben Waldschmidt, Apr 13, 2009.
3 days total.
11 hours bobbercatin'...2 hookups, 1 landed.
7 hours swingin'...1 grab, goose-egg.
Ibn- Great ratio...geez.
To add more info to my post:
5 nymphing and 4 swinging since JAN 1
At least 15 days, mostly Sky and Sauk, with nary a bump.
Everything is about the swing coach!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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:
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.
iagree, winter steelhead sure give you an appreciation for actually catching what you are after.
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,
To quote Dean Wermer 0.0 :beathead:
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,
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.