low numbers don't mean no fish

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  1. Rob Allen

    Rob Allen Active Member

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    the wife low holed me today on a Columbia trib. 8 lb hatchery buck jumped once but pulled hard the whole time..

    it is possible even in a low return year guys..
     
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    Possible yes, likely? Guess you know where I'm sitting...somewhere less than one.
     
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    You need to fish more! :p
     
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    funny it was the last run of the day and someone was in the run I had planned to fish so we headed down and found that run open and not 5 casts in she nails it. small little wet fly
     
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    Pretty sure I do have over 60 casts completed, maybe even 100?

    Wait a minute, it's not nice to post when someone else is typing! She got it on a fly? I'd feel less of a failure if she'd got it on sand shrimp!
     
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    Well the dirty little secret is fish started rolling in the pool after she caught the steelhead once i positively identified the rollers as salmon i went and got my bobber rod and proceeded to bonk a 25 lb chinook.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    my first ever upriver bright... I am a little cautious about bait fishing with wild steelhead around especially with those barbless gaffs gamikatsu sells
     
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    Upriver brights take flies but my experience says rarely. You're more likely to catch a steelhead than UB chinook on anything. Don't worry about it, go fishing. How can you know there are no wild steelhead around? You can't know, go fishing.
     
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    I guess if you're gonna get "low holed" it's better that your wife do it....
     
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    Truer words may never have been spoken!
     
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    better " low hole" than " wrong hole"
     
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    Wait, just before hooking up did she take off the prom dress and put on an intruder? :rolleyes:
     
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    I like where this post is going now...
     
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    Good grief guys.
     
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