Sometimes fly rods catch limits too!

Hatchery Winter Steelhead

These guys put in a long day in the front of my boat last Saturday and came up big. The wild fish we encountered never left the water, while this brace of hatchery chromers met with the net just before a swift introduction to the priest. Remember people: hatchery fish are keepers. Defend our wild runs. Dispatch with extreme prejudice!
This has been a good winter of steelhead fishing so far, with a lot more to come. Right now we are on the front end of a big weather system. Things will probably blow out at least through the end of the week. Smaller systems like Lake Creek and the NF Alsea will drop back into shape before too long. When they do, get out there armed with some persistence, a thingamabobber, and a pocket full of lowly glowlies.

EN

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3 Responses to Sometimes fly rods catch limits too!

  1. Mat Trevors says:

    “The wild fish we encountered never left the water, while this brace of hatchery chromers met with the net just before a swift introduction to the priest.”

    Last rites were given by the priest? :)

    I’m 98% c&r but then again, we don’t have the issues with hatchery fish like you guys do on the left coast; I assume these fish found a good final resting spot in your bellies!

  2. Capt. Nate says:

    Get that shine on!~

  3. bigman says:

    hawg time !!!!!!!!!!!!

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