Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Nailknot, Mar 25, 2004.
Sharp Steelie is going to be pissssssed!
tis no steelhead! shes a whale!
i want to see someone land one of them pups on a fly.. then i will be truly impressed
still a good fish in my books
Said it was caught and released, but he is hugging it like a baby. Either way, a fish like that would have had me filling up my waders.
So much for the slime layer on that one. What happened to the new keep 'em in the water rule?
It was caught on a plug, but whatever, a big fish is a big fish
Here is a new world record buffalo fish, whatever that is...
This sure defies everything the Forks politicians had to say about people's intentions for wild steelhead. A potential world record released instead of being bonked for the record books. Who would have thought? Oh wait, it said the guy who landed it was one of those "urban elitists" from the Seattle area...
The ONLY reason that fish was released was because it was caught in wild steelhead release water.
That particular guide is one of the most outspoken opponents of Wild Steelhead Release and he funnells those views to the City Council as his mother is a councilwoman.
Plus, he also fuels intimidation of those in support of Wild Steelhead Release via threats, etc.
...not to mention, he accuses other guides in Forks that fish the wild steelhead release water (Hoh above 101 for example) as "fishing the spawner water," and has wanted those areas closed for years.
Of course I'm not pissed - that fish is larger
than my native, and not sure about the weight
on it. The hatchery fish that I landed was 38
pounds and if I really cared about records would
have made sure it was officially weighed. I'm
thrilled to see anyone get a great fish like
that - it's a beauty! Hope to see some other
good, deserving fly fishermen get into some like
that. In my opinion, It's all about fun - not records!:thumb
Thanks for pointing that out!
Who cares. Just be happy for the guy. It's the fish of a lifetime.
I was just at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery and watched them spawn some enormous B-run hens and bucks. Makes the teenies I caught on the Tucannon this year look like parr.
And even then, the fish in that pic makes the hatchery ones I saw look small too. Nice fish.