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Name: mrem27 Date: December 03, 2012 Rating:
 
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Fished all available water from the entrance bridge to Klineline up to the park boundary on the upstream side of the big pond. Using a nightmare jig under a float, one 10" cutt was all I was able to muster up on this trip, sent him back to grow up... Water was high and off color but looked ok, maybe a foot deep visibility. Saw a few nice stockers caught out of klineline on my way back to the car. If anyone is looking for a steelhead fishing friend shoot me a message and we can hit the rivers!!
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Name: mrem27 Date: February 02, 2012 Rating:
 
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So after reading the reports of people catching fish out of salmon creek I had to try it myself... Spent three days in a row on the creek, headed upstream from Klineline first day... Lots of rock and tree fish, two hook ups but no fish... Second day went downstream, lots of great fish holes and some nice hidden places if you are not afraid to explore. No fish but good times none the less. Love fishing small streams, wish I could find the fish but I guess that is why steelhead fishing is so great!
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Name: Shadowfisher Date: January 31, 2012 Rating:
 
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Well, with my recent luck last week fishing Salmon Creek down by klineline I decided to fish it again this morning. The water level had risen swiftly, but dropped enough to cause fish to stage in holding water. I started out fishing above Klineline Pond with a bobber and pink/white marabou jig, hitting some of the holding water that I had gotten my last two steelhead in. Water conditions were a little high, but water color was good, not too murky. I fished three different runs all in short distance from each other with nothing to show for it, so I decided to try a different tactic and move downstream and cover as much water as possible. About a half hour later, after drifting through several likely holding sections, I had a nice buck steelhead grab my jig, yanking my float under the water. I assumed that this fish was either very smart or he had been hooked before because he immediatly went for cover among a log jam. Thankfully though, I was able to stop him from burying himself in the sunken timber and after a five minute battle, landed a nice seven and a half pound hatchery winter Steelhead, much like the one I had caught a week prior. I dispatched the fish and continued on downstream, hitting some more good stretches of water, but not getting anymore strikes. I fished probably a good mile below Klineline Pond, but didn't hook into anything else, although I will say that there are many good spots (holding water and runs) if you are willing to explore. My theory is that because it is quite late in the season for upstream migration that there are just not very many steelhead in the system anymore and the ones that I am seeing and connecting with are some late stragglers. The four steelhead that I have connected with in the past two and a half weeks are not in bad shape at all and their meat is still good quality. If you want to try to fish Salmon Creek, my suggestion is to do what I did and start up above Klineline and work your way downstream, hitting likely looking spots. Bobber and Jigs have worked very well for me with a bit of shrimp scent as they allow me to cover good spots and not get caught on the many snags and root wads. I prefer using a 1/4 ounce pink and white marabou jig with some Krystal Flash for added attraction and have been adding a small amount of Mikes Shrimp Oil at the heead of the jig. When you come to a good spot, fish every bit of the hole, because even though the holes are small, steelhead spook easily and will move around a lot. I like to wear waders so that I can cross to either side of the creek to effectively fish one side or the other. I've run into a few other steelhead fisherman and each one has been tossing hardware with no reported fish caught except for some Cutthroat Trout. I believe that fishing jigs is the mose effective way to catch these fish as they won't spook them like lures will and jigs are something that not many of these fish have see. Anyways tight lines and hopefully I'll see you down on the water here soon.
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Name: Shadowfisher Date: January 27, 2012 Rating:
 
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Well, I have to admit that I was taking a chance fishing on Salmon Creek, especially with the recent high and murky water (Salmon Creek takes awhile to recover from blown-out conditions), but it paid off very nicely. I figured that if I didn't get anything fishing the creek then I would skip on over to Klineline Pond to catch a few evening rainbows. Well, I fished up from the Klineline bridge hitting variouse holes with a bobber and jig and got a nice 16" cutthroat halfway up to the second bridge. Already counting the outing as a success, I continued making my way around the big pond/pool to the head, where a few nice looking runs awaited. I knew that steelhead would hold in these pools for awhile and I decided to take a chance and work the area hard with the jig. After crossing the creek into a fishy-looking run, I flipped my 1/4 ounce pink/white jig into the head of the run and let it slowly work it's way into the holding section of the pool. I guess the slow presentation worked because after about a 45 second swim in the water, my bright orange and chartruse float suddenly shot underwater. I set the hook, thinking that a massive cutthroat must have grabbed my jig, but upon feeling the strong bucking, twisting motion of a ticked off steelie, I was kinda shocked to say the least. Two leaps, three strong runs later I beached a six to eight pound hatchery buck on the beach, the pink and white jig firmly anchored in it's jaw. After dispatching the fish, I tossed the jig once again into the pool and two casts later connected again with a hatchery steelhead of about the same size. This one was a female so I decided to release it. Several more casts yeileded nothing so I switched to a mepps spinner and caught a little 13" cutthroat. With darkness falling I packed up my fish and headed to the car, getting some wide eyed looks from the diehard locals fishing Klineline as I walked by. God I love this sport...For anyone interested in fishing Salmon Creek, look for holding water and large eddys. Use bright flies, jigs and lures. Since these fish do not recieve much pressure from the angling community I would forgoe the use of bait. Move up or down the creek searching as these fish won't be stacked up like you see in the bigger rivers, but there are a few still in there. Tight Lines all.
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Name: Ace Date: April 08, 2010 Rating:
 
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Fished I-5 twice Mon and Thur got my springers less than hour on the river trolling hairing the fish are here for now but times running out .tight lines all
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