What No Upper Columbia Reports Yet?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Irafly, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. ten80

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    not sure if you are employing sarcasm here, but in case you are seriously considering tossing hatchery fish up on the bank, please consider the following:

    1. It's illegal to waste fish, read the WDFW regs. Not a cheap ticket to pay. It probably will not make you any friends on the Met either.
    2. The Met is a meat fishery; go elswehere if you aren't prepared to harvest fish and want to C&R steelhead all day. There is a purpose to the mandatory retention and if you don't agree or understand it, then there are lots of other options for legal eastside C&R steelheading.
    3. Met fish aren't zombies, many (myself included) consider them good table fare and they great for canning and smoking as well. The meat is not bright pink like that of a chrome winter steelhead, but it is still pink and firm. If you don't want keep them for yourself, then you probably have a neighbor or friend who'd be happy to take them off your hands.

    If you were being sarcastic, then perhaps my post will be useful to others who haven't fished the Met.

    cheers,
    Christophe
     
  2. constructeur

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    Smoked steelhead chowder (home canned) goes down a treat with a scotch on a Winter evening...
     
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  3. Ryan Higgins

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    Did good this morning, 2 wilds, 1 keeper. Didn't break out the fly rod, all caught on gear.
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  4. fishing was tough for us
     
  5. Ander

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    Thanks Christophe -- good to know.

    Ander
     
  6. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    photo 2.JPG I had the chance to fish 1 run on the Met today and had 3 pulls busted 2 off and landed 1 keeper swinging flies with a spey rod! Fished for an hour and a half. Don't go!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    doesn't count, nymphed.

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  8. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Whatever
     
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  9. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    I was talking about my fish.
     
  10. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    My bad. A fish is a fish swing or nymphing.
     
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  11. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    I was just joking around, looks like you had some good action.
     
  12. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    It's all good I'm an ass. I think the steal God's FINALLY gave me some notice! Just the right place at the right time!
     
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    got one grab yesterday on the Methow at mile 7 on the first cast, but that was it for the rest of the day. Thank the Good Lord for the bakery in Twisp, not that I really need one of their cinnamon rolls:D.
     
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