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Old 03-03-2000, 01:19 PM
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RE:First Spring Native Steelhead Contest

Well I don't know if the flies are up for grabs still or not but I beached a nice bright native buck this morning on the Skykomish. Fish hit a burnt orange 1/0 spider. Thought it was my friend the sucker at first as he didn't run just followed the line in after a scary soft take. Once my sinktip loop was into the guides, he decided he was hooked and moved out into the current and then just held with the occasional head shake. We repeated this in and out for 12-15 minutes and then he let me lead him to the shallow stuff, take a picture and a quick measure and then he cruised away. Measured out at 29" x 16". Not a big fish but hard as stone and strong. God I do love March!!!

Taking film in today, hope to post a picture on Monday.
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