now i have 0 experience in salmon or steelhead fishing. I'm a bass and trout fisherman. I'm itching to get in on some action. is the green river any good? what flies? i hear bunny leeches work well.
I still haven't gotten one. I'm not sure what your folks would say about meeting up with people to fish, but I've been wanting to go down there and meet up with Jim and his crew. The only worthwhile advice I can offer on that river is where to park, and a few spots I've seen them holding, but I'd be happy to show you around. The most fun I've had fishing is taking kids out on the water. :thumb: Good luck, bub.Just ask Orangeradish how hard they are to catch, Jason will tell you. You do have to practice, get that presentation down, know when and where the fish are running and all that technical stuff but I don't give a shit, you still have to be damn lucky to catch one.
thanks, there is a video of some people fishing steelhead off the wenatchee this last january on youtube though...Stefan, becareful fishing for salmon or steelhead around Leavenworth this summer or you will get a ticket. There will be nothing open for steelhead and depending on when you come, the only thing open for salmon may be the lower Icicle but be sure to check the regs carefully. The entire Wenatchee is closed to all fishing but you can have fun on the upper Icicle (car needed) fishing for small trout in a beautiful setting. If your folks dropped you off, you could spend an entire day up there and still not cover it all. It would be best to fish with a buddy though as it can be pretty rugged in sections. If I were 17, I'd have a blast bushwacking and scrambling up and sliding down the huge boulders; I'm many times 17 and wore the butt out of my fishing pants last summer doing just that! You won't get a steelhead but every day on the water hopefully teaches you more about fish and their habitat and rivers and their behavior which ultimately helps you become a better angler which helps you get closer to your goal. Have fun on your quest! Like the Holy Grail, it will be worth it when it all comes together.
It opened last fall in late October and closed in March I think. It is never open for steelhead fishing with a regular season published in the Regs pamphlet. However, it may be opened by 'emergency rule' at the last minute in the fall when/if there are enough fish. I think this has only happened 2 of the last 11 or 12 years and other than that, it has been closed. This is the same for salmon on the Icicle. The wild salmon and steelhead are ESA listed (Endangered Species Act) in the Wenatchee and tribs so there can be no salmon and steelhead fishing except for hatchery fish under very special guidelines if there are enough returning (and a host of other factors).thanks, there is a video of some people fishing steelhead off the wenatchee this last january on youtube though...