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Old 03-21-2004, 08:32 AM
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Greatest Summer Steelhead Rivers in the world?

A little trivia help please...

what are the greatest summer steelhead and atlantic salmon rivers of the world?
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:14 AM
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summer runs

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Old 03-21-2004, 09:32 AM
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Rogue and North Umpqua. The first for the shear number of fish, and public access, the second for the beauty and 'toughness' of fishing.
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Old 03-21-2004, 11:02 AM
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Depends on what criteria you use for the greatest. For atlantic salmon in Scotland (no experience with atlantics outside Scotland), the Tweed has the largest catch, the Spey is the most rugged of the major rivers, but my choice of the greatest would be the Dee.
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Brian, pre-1984 ... I'd have to agree with you.

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In the 50's, 60's and 70's the north fork was my major fishing ground. There, and the waters above Index (Sky),... just a gas to fish ... and you were really quite surprised if you got 'skunked.'
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Is there a Summer steelhead run of any sort on the East Coast?
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If you are looking for one river in each category, it comes down to:

Alta for Salmon and Dean for Steelhead.

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Old 03-21-2004, 06:49 PM
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What a nice day out, it must be close to 70 already this morning.
To be in downtown Seattle today at lunch girl watching would be a beautiful thing indeed!

Oh ya, Northern North Korea has some nice summer steelhead water! Anyone fish there in the last 5 years?
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Hmmmm

That's tough. I'll say the Cowlitz. Only because of the sheer #'s it gets. When complete crackers who have never fly or gear fished can limit in a matter of hours, must be clogged full. LOL.
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gotta say for sheer numbers of fish no river in the world matches the Cowlitz.. However numbers of fish isn't the only measure in my book. There is also the scenery, responsivness of the fish, amount of open water.. and just the overall quality of the experience.

My favorite river has to be the North Umpqua but thats because of the company I have when I am there, and the ethic of the anglers who are there.
On the Deschutes your constantly getting low holed or swamped by jet boats or you flat out can't fine an unocupied run..
The north umpqua has ver responsive fish you never get low holed, it's beautiful and the restruant has sour cream roll ups and grandmas bread. ( insiders info ) The river is always fishable from June 1 - the end of november. although there is another river i like almost as much it just doesn't qualifiy as a great river like the Umpqua does.
Plus the Umpqua has a rich steelheading history behind it. you can look down at the rocks and wonder who made the cleat marks. Zane grey , Major Mott, Col. hayden, Billy Pate? or just some guy who was there before you
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