Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Tim Ihle, Dec 16, 2017.
and a good thing the sun is rarely out !!
Very nice! That’s awesome. A beautiful specimen in its prime. Will you consume it..?
Nice hatchery hack job. Dorsal and adipose were clipped. Perhaps that explains the lackluster fight it put up. From set to shore in like 3 mins. Jeez.
Imagine being all of the poor steelhead that ended up as mortalities from seals, predatory fish, etc. They got beat buy a gal without a dorsal fin. Talk about embarrassing.
Sadly, that fish is also a shameful embarrassment of our mismanaged fisheries. You did the right thing by delivering its last rights and putting it out of its misery. Soon, you will do what is best....consume and excrete it. Then and only then will this meat product be rightfully processed. Brutal.
A pretty fish though I suspect that it would have given a much better account of itself last July!
My son and I have been out rounding some up. Got this yesterday.
I had to thaw out my oars before launch yesterday. The rime-type ice never did fully leave the boat.
My son goes to UCLA so this cold weather is a shock to his system. The sunflower heater runs the whole time!
HB's are around. This one took me to within 25 feet of reaching the backing and leapt once. He also nutted everywhere.
There are a few around, I blanked, but my buddy found this hatchery buck on the center pin. I'm highly jelous of his drag free drifts. It got the rock shampoo. Taped at 34in
Hatchery or Wild 34" is a pretty sweet fish. Approaching pig status!
For sure! Quite heart stopping when they go airborn. I consider pig to start at 35in or 15lbs whichever comes first.....
A legit Hog. Good meat.
Since we are all sharing our centerpin caught fish on a fly fishing site, here is one from a few weeks ago. 31” 12lb hen. Fight was short, she came in close early, and death rolled like crazy, wrapping the leader around her mouth clamping it shut.
she was just trying to floss up before taking a picture
Well we are not ALL sharing pics of gear caught chromers. ......