07-08-2002, 11:44 PM
I brought an unspawned winter-run native buck of about 12 pounds to hand today...excellent to still see wild winter steelhead around. :)
Sure hope he was able to find a mate...
07-09-2002, 12:26 AM
Shameless opportunity to brag me thinks
Nice fish Ryan!
Just curious, how did you determine winter and unspawned?
07-09-2002, 12:50 PM
I dont brag about 'boots'....do notice I made no mention of the chromers I tied into before that fish. :razz:
The green, red and orange coloration was an obvious sign it was a winter-run as I have never seen an early July summer-run that dark, plus it had an adipose and perfect fins...no wild summer-runs go up as far as Fortson.
Plus he had a big kype and his belly was not sunken in like a kelt and he still had tons of fight in him.