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Old 03-21-2003, 05:42 PM
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The Streak Is Over !!

Now 0 for 17 on steelies since last March.

Lost 2 more today. One was a beast. Guy down from landed mint chrone 13 pounder

May have to try bass fishing or go back to golf.

Rio T-14 rocks, casts nice, and sinks like "Red October"

My new Show Girls showed well.

Nothing like fresh run Michigan Little Manistee strain steelheadm they are coming back.

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Old 03-21-2003, 11:16 PM
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Sorry to hear of your tough luck:hehe: I went 6 for 9 last wk below ber. dam on the last day of my layoff! Had to be hot orange & pink- on the bottom to wake them up! I wasn't in the wall of people below the ladder--I boated down aways to a pocket--the water level was perfect for it. Ya just might have to sharpen those hooks & get some grand max flouro. Your not wasting your time fishing mustads are you?
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Old 03-22-2003, 12:31 PM
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Tell us more about your skills....

Yeah. Right. Maybe a new hat will change your luck. (But I thought there was at least SOME skill involved.)

Oh, well, you can enjoy casting with your new gear! Maybe even work on making 'em pretty, since the fish won't bother you by making you land them!:hehe:

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Probably a good hook hone would be better than a hat. Possibly some Alec Jacksons in size 3 or 5.
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Old 03-23-2003, 01:33 PM
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Re: The Streak Continues

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Now 0 for 17 on steelies since last March.

Lost 2 more today. One was a beast. Guy down from landed mint chrone 13 pounder

May have to try bass fishing or go back to golf.

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Sniff, sniff -- Do I smell the rationalization for a Sage 5126 starting to waft from this thread.

"Y'know, that last steelie broke me clean off. If only I had a better rod with me . . . ."
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Old 03-23-2003, 09:00 PM
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No one was landing them except for the 70 year old farmer who totally lucked out keeping that 13 pound bullet from going around the corner and down through some submerged tree roots. Thought he was going to have a heart attack after he landed it he was so excited. Said he not caught one in over ten years due to his health he could not fish much and had to sit in a lawn chair while fishing. Go figure, this feloow was throwing a wobble glow from a lawn chair with a light spinning rod gets lucky and lands a 13 pounder !

None of the rest of us could hook more than 1 or 2 and then immediatedly lost them after a jump or few massive head shakes like mine, which decided to throw the fly up into a tree.

I did land a 4 pound sucker though.

Lots of fun met some interesting steelheaders who fished by me all day.

I think one was a GLs steelhead addict the way he talked, young guy with a float rod, silex set up, bobber fishing with spawn bags. He talked a good game any way.

I outfished him though hooked two to his one that morning.

Better get out that water is way to warm for end of march in high forties, they are going to come into some rivers do there thing and be gone quickly unless we get more cold weather soon IMHO.

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Better get out that water is way to warm for end of march in high forties, they are going to come into some rivers do there thing and be gone quickly unless we get more cold weather soon IMHO.

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The water is usually this high in March. Air temps are finally getting around to normal. Wev'e been below normal all month.

You should see fish well into April, even early May. It all really depends on rain. Since the big lake is still pretty cool they have not made that huge push near shore. Haven't see too many Coho and Browns caught on the piers. They best is still to come. I'd say the PM and Man in 2 weeks and the Mo' in 3 to 4.

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Old 03-24-2003, 12:48 AM
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No one was landing them except for the 70 year old farmer who totally lucked out keeping that 13 pound bullet from going around the corner and down through some submerged tree roots...
Back in my spinning rod days I was out on the end of a pier one night fishing for chinook along with about 20 other guys. This was 18-Mile Creek on the US side of Lake Ontario, it's channel flanked by two piers as it enters the lake. One of the things you often see out there is someone fishing with chinook with gear meant for 10" trout. This night was no exception: a college student with 8 lb test line hung on a 6 foot long buggy whip hooked into a good-sized L.O. chinook, on the order of 25 lbs or so. The fish hit on the west side of the west pier, so it had the entire damn lake to swim in, which meant that the fisherman was about to lose a mess of line and the spoon tied on the end. So what did the salmon do ? It swam along the pier until it got to the tip, made a wide swing around the end, then slowly headed a ways up the channel between the two piers before settling down for a long tug of war. It was the first chinook the kid had every caught and I'm sure he was sure he had it all figured out.
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Old 03-24-2003, 07:58 AM
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C'mon, Hal!

What's with the comment that the 70 year old "got lucky" while fishing from a lawn chair?

It's obvious that he was skilled, and knew what he was doing. That's why HE landed the fish, not like some people I know.:hehe: :hehe:

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Old 03-27-2003, 01:02 AM
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Bob,

I don't know, after all Hal did show his superior skill in landing the 4 pound sucker. Maybe the "rod gods" are trying to tell him something.
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You know, the way you guys carry on about steelhead fishing, I get the idea that, by never having fished for them, I must be missing out on something tremendous. I used to visit the Muskegon area in Michigan every few years to fish on the lake with relatives (living in Grand Rapids), and I'll probably try to get back up there to stay at the cottages next year for a week or so; are there any steelheads in that area during the Summer months, or am I going to be "subjected" to only fishing for smallies, panfish, and pike? I'd love to hook one of these fish!
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There are some around, if you have a GL boat your chances rise. If you hit the Big Man. (about 90 miles away from the Mo')in July you stand a good chance of hitting a Skamania or two.

Send me a PM and I'll get you some local guide info.
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Darned suckers!

Creeks are FULL of 'em. I figured the steelies would turn on to sucker spawn patterns, but the suckers LOVED it. Then I changed to a leech pattern, and no change. No matter what I put on, that was all that would hit. I must have caught well over 25! Am I glad I switched to barbless hooks for everything. The steelies don't get a chance - the suckers hit everything in sight! One guy hooked a steelie briefly, but it took off downstream, and that was the end of that. That was all of the steelie action today!

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"Darned suckers"

While we may not like to catch them I'm always glad to see suckers. I've found that they are a sign of a healthy eco system. And Hal a 4 pounder is a good sized one.
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