Yakima steelhead?

I fished the Yakima Halloween weekend and caught what looks like a steelhead in the lower canyon section within a mile of Red's fly shop. It tasted great:) I hooked it on a #18 bead head pheasant tail with 6X - not the typical steelhead fare. What do you think - steelhead or big rainbow? My buddy snapped the blurry photo and I quickly released it without a measurement. It made my weekend!! I also fished the upper canyon section the following day near Cle Elum and caught some large cutts on dries - fantastic View attachment 35789 View attachment 35790 fall weekend!!

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
Even though there have been just 16 steelhead put above Roza since June, they must be biting well because I've heard of some reports.

A few months ago, the Flyfishing and Tying Journal had a article on rigging for trout when you think you could catch a steelhead. I think it was Whitlock. The article prescribed a tiny pheasant tail below a stonefly nymph. And that's how I accidentally hooked one below Roza a few years ago. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com...rout-2c-and-all-i-got-was-this-steelhead.html


I hope she likes whitefish
Steelhead; lack of spots below lateral line, torpedo shape, lack of adipose fin (I think).

Good catch! :)

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