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tls865
04-06-2006, 04:33 PM
how are the steelhead numbers in the river if they spawned already do they head back to the lake right away or are there still large numbers in the river to fish ,when is the ideal time to catch steelhead,and what is the best flys to use now for them,thanks! Chris

Charlie
04-07-2006, 09:12 AM
tls865

The numbers should be good. Even after they finish spawning they will stay in the river to rest and feed, sometimes for a few weeks. As for time of day, I think it is weather dependant. If they day is cool and overcast or rainy, all day. If it turns out to be warm and sunny, mornings and evenings could be better. As for flies, I like streamers for post spawn fish. They are hungry at this time and willing to chase their meal. The baby rainbow streamer and other baitfish streamers should work well.

Charlie

P.S. The river level is starting to drop so things should be good this weekend.