I don't claim to be an expert fisherman ... just a guy who loves to fish and has been blessed for his efforts. I learned a long time ago that in fishing, and in much of life, you get out of it what you put into it. I work hard when fishing, I study a lot, and always try to learn something on every outing. I hope you can use the information I post on this blog to learn something as well. Thanks for following along!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Steelhead Season Has Arrived!

Awesome day on the river today Lost an absolute pig on my first drift. Broke me off where the 8 lb flouro leader meets the mono. Then went 4 for 7 with my buddy Matt ... got three steelies and a seeferelon brown trout. Had another big fish break a Gamakatsu Octopus hook in half YIKES! Caught everything floating spawn, mostly on pink sacs. I'm really starting to like the Sheffield floats I've been using. When offset by the proper sinker weight they provide very little resistance and go down easily. Today I fished with a 9 gram float that allowed me to throw my spawn sacs a long ways. I found the steelies in the aftenoon were laying in the shade of a tree on the other side of the river. The extra weight and my 10'6" rod allowed me to reach them.

Had a tough day technology wise. Dropped my camera on the bank after taking pics of the first fish ... and watched it roll right into the river before I could get to it. Then got so much fish slime on my camera phone that the lens got covered and the pics look slimey! Oh well, you can get the general idea from the pics!

I'm hoping to get out again this Thursday, but the rain we received today and the forecast for the next few days may flood the river. Only time will tell!


  1. WOW!
    Regardless of the technical difficulties, I'd say it was a successful opening day for you.

  2. Slime is better than no slime...
    Sorry about the camera.
    GREAT fish!


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