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Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby fishenfreak » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:49 pm

Well everyone, its time again! Last year this thread got some SERIOUS love! Decided to start the thread yet again after whacking a chrome 2 salt 12lb hatch steelhead on the skagit this morning, and i got a little one in the cascade a few weeks ago, so im at number 2 for the winter. Gonna keep track again with my book, last year i got 186 steelhead, so obviously im going for 200 this year! Start posting when you start catching! :cheers:
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby OFFDAAHOOK » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Let da slay begin [thumbup]
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby BlakeP » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:56 pm

Thats a big hatchery steelhead! Wish i could post pictures, but the one winter steelhead i hooked this year spit the hook right at the bank. [sad] Can't wait to really start the season next month. I'll be posting steelhead pictures by thanksgiving...Hopefully.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Brat Bonker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:00 pm

there we go FF that is what I like haha, I think that bottom one might be a 3 salt looks a little big for the cascade.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Mike Carey » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:18 pm

186 steel head and going for two hundred? I can top that. My goal is to catch at least 100% more, from one to two. [tongue]
Sigh, That's kind of pathetic...
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Brat Bonker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:34 pm

my goal is to match how many salmon I have this year with steelhead.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby goodtimesfishing » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 pm

I am at 1 so far....no picture but you(ff) saw it, right after you got that first one. Much more to come!!!
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby BentRod » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:06 pm

Mike Carey wrote:186 steel head and going for two hundred? I can top that. My goal is to catch at least 100% more, from one to two. [tongue]
Sigh, That's kind of pathetic...


I hope to be able to double my take from last year. I'm really hoping I can hook four this winter. 8-[
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby fishenfreak » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:14 pm

Well i Hope everyone meets their goals, steelhead are awesome! this fish today fought SOO SOO hard i thought it was a silver for about 20 seconds then realized theres nooo way a coho can run and fight like this, the fight is 50x harder its not even comparable. Go get um guys!
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby natetreat » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:28 pm

We got our first couple of winter runs the other day on the Sky system, it's starting. It'll build slow, but then just like that it'll be a trout pond, just you wait. Just for you Danny I may start keeping track of my fish, we can compare notes at the end of the season.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby beachbum97 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:23 pm

Time to go for 20! Haha. I only caught 12 last season. So far I'm at uno winters and 3 summers. Let the games begin.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Gringo Pescador » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:03 am

My goal is just to get out, catch some fish, lose some fish, miss some fish, spend time on the river with friends, and maybe pick up a good story or two..
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby fishenfreak » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:42 am

natetreat wrote:We got our first couple of winter runs the other day on the Sky system, it's starting. It'll build slow, but then just like that it'll be a trout pond, just you wait. Just for you Danny I may start keeping track of my fish, we can compare notes at the end of the season.


do it! i keep track of water conditions and how and where i caught the fish in my book, but its hard not to count um all up at the end of the season =P~
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby chrome_chasin » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:30 pm

Gringo Pescador wrote:My goal is just to get out, catch some fish, lose some fish, miss some fish, spend time on the river with friends, and maybe pick up a good story or two..



+1 This is what its all about.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Dan Boone » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:33 pm

I was in Pa last year, so didn`t get to get any winters [crying] . Hoping to redeem myself this year.
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby fishenfreak » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:23 pm

More of thy steel fall victum
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Brat Bonker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:02 am

It is wierd how the 3 and 2 salts along with their broodstock return so early. Been tying up some nice jigs that look like they will do some damage up there but not going until december ](*,) is that the cascade or skagit?
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby fishenfreak » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:17 am

Brat Bonker wrote:It is wierd how the 3 and 2 salts along with their broodstock return so early. Been tying up some nice jigs that look like they will do some damage up there but not going until december ](*,) is that the cascade or skagit?


Cascade, everything else is blown as is the cascade now... Yea for some reason all ive seen is pigs
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby Brat Bonker » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:23 pm

thats cool, I remember going over to the hatchery last year in november and seeing a dozen or so huge fish but they were too chrome to be salmon but the cascade gets a broodstock program along with the chance of 3 salt fish coming back. Are you using straight borax now or still salmon cured eggs?
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Re: Steelhead Reports and Pics 2012-2013

Postby fishenfreak » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:18 pm

Still salmon cure. Will be targeting steelies w/borax on the drop from this
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