Winter Bright and Summer Dark


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    Winter Bright and Summer Dark

    Winter hen and Summer buck

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    1. Steelie Mike

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      Registered: September 2004
      Location: Camas, WA
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      Date: 12-7-05
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    chasin' steel
    sorry, what does winter and summer mean in this case?
    #1 12-7-05 3:47am

    Steelie Mike
    Bright winter steelhead vs dark summer steelhead.
    #2 12-7-05 4:33am

    mike doughty

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    Nice pic mike
    #3 12-7-05 4:47am


    most excellent! nice work mike
    #4 12-7-05 5:39am

    That's a great pic demonstrating summer "river maturing" vs winter "ocean maturing' fish- the summer buck is skinny and the bright hen is plump. what is the river/return scenario of the fish you hooked?
    #5 12-7-05 8:38am


    chasin' steel
    Thanks. also, good work.
    #6 12-7-05 1:40pm

    Ryan Nathe
    Man I have to say that is one of the coolest steelheading pictures I have seen. The buck isn't really that skinny, it looks like it has been gutted as compared to the winter run that hasn't. What river was this feat accomplished in?
    #7 12-7-05 10:36pm


    Be the guide...
    I'm guessing this is down in SW WA... Wink
    #8 12-7-05 11:30pm

    That summer one is definitely a smoker.
    #9 12-8-05 1:04am

    Steelie Mike
    Thanks for the comments guys. I caught the dark fish while Halycon caught the bright one. I am not sure about the return scenario for fish. However I have been told there are about 40k plants o summer to about 80k plants of winter. The location is in SWW.
    I ended up giving the dark fish away. It was brighter when still alive as seen in the other pic. However if I have taken it home it probably would have ended up as fertilizer. I hate killing hatchery fish, but I feel it is a moral obligation to remove them from the ecosystem. It fought great for a dark fish.
    #10 12-8-05 1:54am

    Good Pic Steelie Mike ...good comparison shot. How's that Lite speed reel traeting you?
    #11 6-16-06 6:16pm


    Dawn ~ Rogue Angel
    Wow! You are quite the photographer Mike! =)
    #12 10-7-07 4:28am

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