Steelhead Rivers

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Charles Sullivan, Aug 27, 2016.

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  1. Merle

    Merle Not New, Just rarely post...

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    Man some of you guys have some pretty awesome lists... Mine is fairly short:

    Tokul Creek
    Snoqualmie
    Green (King Co)
    Cowlitz
    Grand Ronde

    Other waters I've fished but not actually connected or landed:

    Skykomish
    NF Stilly
    Sauk
    Skagit
    Kalama
    Klickitat
    Hoh
    Queets
     
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  2. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan ignoring Rob Allen and Generic

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    That may be the most interesting list yet. You hit fish on rivers I would not think you would and not on rivers I would think easier. Fun stuff!

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    Merle Not New, Just rarely post...

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    Charles- Yah for sure but I guess it all boils down to what water you spend the most time on, which for me growing up in Issaquah was the mighty Snoqualmie. Many of those other rivers I only managed to hit once or twice. Thanks, Andy
     
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    Charles Sullivan ignoring Rob Allen and Generic

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    Rogue.

    Go sox,
    Cds
     
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  5. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    This thread should be deleted, along with this sub-forum
     
  6. Thundercleez

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    My first steelhead ever, after moving to the West Coast from Maryland was on the Big Sur River. Throwing mepps spinners with a roommate for some trout that seemed to be really close to the ocean... I was such a steelhead virgin. Now 6 years later I am obsessed with swinging flies...

    Big Sur
    Trinity
    Klamath
    Rogue
    North Umpqua
    Molalla
    Siuslaw
    NF Coquille
    SF Coos
    Millicoma
    Sandy
    Hoh





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  7. Shad

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    Oh... Why not?

    Wynoochee, Humptulips, Willapa, Queets, Quinault, Salmon, Hoh, Bogachiel, Calawah, Sol Duc, Skokomish, Skookumchuck, Cowlitz, Green, Kalama.

    Ironically, the river closest to me and that I know the best has produced ZERO steelhead for this angler. That would be the Satsop.
     
  8. quilbilly

    quilbilly Big Time Hater

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    Hood Canal
    Issaquah Creek
    Sammamish River
    Snoqualmie
    Raging
    Tokul
    Sky
    Wallace
    Stilly
    Skagit
    Sauk
    Thompson
    Sol duc
    Bogie
    Calawah
    Hoh
    Queets
    Salmon
    Cook
    Hump
    Wynoochie
    Skokomish
    Kalama
    Lewis
    Cowlitz
    Grand Ronde
    Snake
    Situk
    Green
    Yakima
    Cedar
    Klickitat
    There's more, but I'm old.....drawing a blank on a few I know....lol
     
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    Now that is a true unicorn fish.. Nice! How big was it?

    I have heard second hand reports of low profile fish even well to the south of that.. fun internet rumors terrain, often with hazy photos of steel and palms.
     
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    Columbia *
    Walla Walla *
    Drift Creek, OR
    Siuslaw
    Lake Creek, OR
    Big Creek, OR
    Ten Mile Creek, OR
    Alsea
    North Santiam *
    South Santiam *
    North Umpqua *
    Deschutes, OR *
    John Day *
    North Fork John Day *
    Hood *
    Clackamas *
    Sandy *
    Grande Ronde *
    Snake *
    Clearwater, ID *
    Nestucca
    Cedar, WA *
    Klickitat *
    Wallowa*

    * Caught on swung fly
     
  11. Thundercleez

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    It was about a 5-6 lb buck fresh from the ocean. Although those fish are all fresh from the ocean since they can’t make it very far upriver due to natural obstacles. It’s a very small run of fish with the largest ones being about 28”. I would not target them now as the run is imperiled and tiny. I do enjoy putting on the wetsuit and snorkel and swimming with them though. It is an amazing thing to lazily swim along with a pod of Steelhead in a tidal lagoon.


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  12. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Sounds like fun!

    Snake
    Clearwater (Idaho)
    Grande Ronde
    Thompson
    Methow
    Wenatchee
    Sauk
    Skagit
    NF Stilly
    Skykomish
    Sultan
    Snoqualmie
    Cowlitz
    Klickitat
    Sol Duc
    Hoh
    Queets
    Elwha

    At least, that I can think of off the top of my head. No Steelhead from Oregon (although I'm going to try to fix that in March/April) and hopefully next fall get to the Skeena system for the first time.
     
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    Salmon (Idaho)
    SF Clearwater
    Clearwater
    Bogachiel
    Hoh
     
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    Too hot, huh? :rolleyes:
     
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    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    574EA0DD-843E-4917-ACE3-DB5B389A3591.jpeg Some people never learn
     
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