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Coaching Xc is over, we have moved into the new house and I only have 10 trees left to plant and the boat starts being built this week. Tracy says I can now go fishing, so over to the Snake I will go for a week. Anyone be over there next week? I'll have a couple bottles of single malt, you bring the cigars.
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Sh...ucks, I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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WOW! Congrats Steve... how is the snake fishing this time of year? Must be chilly at night...
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Yes the nights are cold as we will have clear skies for the next week. I will sleep in back of subaru so I can turn the heat on before light. The bighorns, elk, turkeys will all be down to camp in the afternoon and early evening.
I hear it has picked up as the river levels are now down as of early last week and it is actually running a little cooler. Also new moon last week helped. No one there after OCT 30 so should be fun. Will go over and visit poppy one afternoon. Wakers wakers everywhere fish are eager.
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Is Lewiston the closest airport? Man I just can't get enough of that fall steelhead fishing. I also hear rumors that the Grand Ronde is fishing well now.
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Lewiston is right there, rent a car and the world is yours.
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Lewiston is closest airport, but I'd imagine Spokane is much easier in and out. Rental car and 2 1/2-3 hours you're there.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:01 PM
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Just got an out of state permit for steelhead for Washington. OUCH! 93 dollars. That will be it for me. We have too good of rivers close by in Oregon to fish and they are more wild, great rivers to do a 4 or five day float on, like the JD.
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Is the "T" open this year? Hmmm might be making a flight afterall...
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Hey Juro the T opened Saturday, hopefully a few more fish are working there way up the Frazer. But hey its open that is enough!
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Wish I could manage another trip over. Good luck with steelhead.
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Good report, good company, good weather on most part and good single malt and other delights. See now I'm as evasive as a true steelheader.
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What kind of boat will you be building? A wood drift boat?

The only steelhead I've fished for are Great Lakes run fish in Ohio a few years ago (which I guess some people don't consider steelhead). Now that I'm in CO instead of the Northeast and the West coast is so much closer, I've been looking into a long weekend trip to go after some chromers. However, since I've never done it before out West, and don't know anybody in that area, I'm wondering whether a solo trip is just a waste of time.

Any thoughts from you experienced guys? I much prefer not to hire a guide first off due to the cost and secondly I really enjoy the solitude of solo fishing, but I'm wondering if that's just setting myself up with a high chance of failure. Would it be worth it to bring my drift boat rather than wade fishing in terms of the boat really raising my chances of hooking a fish? Thanks in advance for any insight!
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What kind of boat will you be building? A wood drift boat?
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