How's your summer steelhead season?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Mark Bové

    Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    You are so so right william... there have been zero fish caught so far this season on the Clearwater :ray1:
     
  2. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    I've had a shitty summer. Haven't seen one steelhead yet this summer and hooked NONE. They just don't seem to like Mantis Shrimp Patterns. Our wild steelhead escapement is very low this year on the islands. Damn it all. They just haven't showed this year on Oahu.;):D Coach
     
  3. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    Maybe you need some hatcheries.

    Leland.
     
  4. Kim Hampton

    Kim Hampton Not Politically Correct

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    How's the bikini hatch this summer? Any long legged thongs hatch? I like the ones that reach all the way to the ground myself.
     
  5. Jeff Lyons

    Jeff Lyons New Member

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    I've gone 3/8 in SWW, with the best fishing in late May and early June. The rest of June and July have been kind of tough, but I am starting to see more fish, so there is hope.

    Overall, quite a bit slower than last year.
     
  6. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I'm sorry, I'm having trouble visualizing thongs that go all the way to the ground.
    Are those what they call "matures" here on the WWW?

    I myself have seen more bikinis than steelhead this year, some of which were frightful.
    The bikinis, that is.
    I've seen eggheads catch some steelhead, haven't seen a flycaught one yet and I've only bumped a couple.

    'course, life's been a piece of crapola for me lately too, some ugly things have happened, and fishing time has been limited. Damn, I need a float/cigar/drink/hummer.
     
  7. Kim Hampton

    Kim Hampton Not Politically Correct

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    I should have made that a bit more clear. It's the legs that come out of the thong. They have to reach all the way to ground. Long reach to the ground is best.
     
  8. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    I should hope they reach the ground. the wheelchair ones are not for me. :rofl:
     
  9. Slipstream

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    If I see legs that don't go all the way to the ground I'm going to be pretty darn suspicious.
     
  10. Bill Peck

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    5 for 8 since June with serious amounts of fish on the move these last couple of weeks.The water is getting warm and the window for for the bite is short in the morning.
     
  11. ruudb420

    ruudb420 In search of Meat Madness

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    Fished the upper Klick twice so far, one day in late june one in mid july. First time out in late june decent clarity but no fish, 2nd time in mid July water clarity bad to unfishable, no hook ups although I think steelhead were there, heard of gear guys doing well down low. rather have no hookups than start baiting it to get fish.
     
  12. fullerfly

    fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    I totally agree about the CW, should be pretty terrible this year. Low returns, netting, high water temps, just doesn't sound fun. But then again it beats getting kicked in the balls.
     
  13. herl

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    I am pleased to update this tally to 1/3... WOO-hoo
     
  14. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    i was there. does that count for something?
     
  15. Panhandle

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    What would you say to somebody that got their balls kicked on the Clearwater?