Steelhead in the Grand Ronde?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jim Kaiserman, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Runejl

    Runejl Josh

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    That is a cool pic.
     
  2. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Who gives a shit about your gear steelhead. If the guys on this site were into numbers, we'd all be backtrolling plugs and bait divers. In fact most of us used to fish that way or started that way (and some still fish that way which is great also) and gave it up many years ago. But instead we work our asses off swinging the fly. In fact there are a bunch of forums (where's the Hunting and Fishing news when you need them?) you can post baitcaster hero shots on. Something like "B RUN MADNESS AFFLICTING EAST SIDE!!!!!!!!!" So although all steelhead are beautiful, who gives a rats ass about your fish porn. Wrong site boys. The Coach

    PS If you newbs wait around for the "perfect conditions" to run to the east side, you'll find that when you get there it's already over. Grab the tent, the Peak stove, (or The Red Lion -- I started getting soft the last couple trips:D) and the rods and reels and go pound it over there. The Snake (which Zen say is a bit warm, and I believe the Zen) around Asotin, the Clearwater (go see Poppy at Red Shed) and the Rhonde both from the mouth to the bridge and up into Shoemaker Grade. Thats all wadable stuff, no drift boat or sled needed. Shit boys that's more water than you can fish in the next 5 years. Go get em. Screw the reports. GO FISH HARD. Figure it out on the way. Then it's your discovery not someone elses.
     
  3. HauntedByWaters

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    Coach is drunk on Gatorade again......:)
     
  4. Winndknot

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    Dave's been there since Saturday and the reports are mixed. There are fish, not any great numbers, but watch the weather and you will know when to go.
     
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    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Another thing I've noticed over there after many years is that alot of good anglers get their minds set on dry line only fishing over there. When conditions are right, grease lining, skating, dry line swinging and dead drifting all work great. However there are times over there with weather, flows, and other factors, that I had to go to the T-14, or tips and pull fish out. I always try to go dry line on the east side in fall but have the equipment and flexibility to do what it takes. Duff
     
  7. Connor Parrish

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  8. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Coach, I'll take the big gear caught steely pics anytime (a steelhead is a steelhead) over the free styling boxer short pic... That's not an adipose fin boys....
     
  9. Cougar97

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    Winndknot,

    That is a sweet fly, I tied one up, not quite as good as Tucker on the married wing, but still not too bad. Off to the Ronde again this weekend, struggling with going to the mouth or up to Boggan's can't believe the main body of fish have moved through the mouth, but I have heard that from numerous sources. Who knows....


    Tight Lines,
     
  10. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Just came across this thread...so I want to be as diplomatic and politically correct as possible.

    What the hell is up with those red neck, Goofball, hipppy ass, night shots of guys with gear caught bleeding steelhead? Please bring them down asap!
     
  11. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Tall one, I could't have said it any better myself. Tight lines Big Fella. Duffer
     
  12. Omar Quiroga

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    man this stuff really cracks me up sometimes:thumb:
     
  13. Don Barton

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    Steelhead in the Grand Ronde? Updates?

    Anybody have updates on the Grande Ronde recently?
     
  14. Fishingfool64

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    I just got back from this weekend. Fishing was better than average at Schumaker.
    It was pretty crowded down there.
    I was disappointed in the amount of human waste along the river. I saw about 10 piles.
    If someone cannot bury their own feces then maybe they should stay home.:mad:
     
  15. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Sorry about that.