|04-14-2004 05:28 PM|
care to zero us in?
|04-14-2004 05:07 PM|
Wynoochee anyone? :eyecrazy: Once you get zeroed in, it's all over!
|04-14-2004 03:44 PM|
Fished the NF Stilly in 1986,87,and 88. Found 3 particular areas
off of highway 530 where you could park and do a lot of hike
and fish. Never really paid attention to the name of any
particular area, picnic table and fortsons sounds familiar. That
was quite a while ago. The NF Stilly is the first river that I
caught a Steelhead on a fly rod. It was also the first time I ever
tried fly fishing for Steelies. It will always be my sentimental favorite just based on that first very magical day.
|04-14-2004 03:08 PM|
I don't recall the NF Stilly being all that great in the 80's. The slides on the Deer Creek tributaries started to muddy the river in the last 70's and there was the massive slide in 1983 on DeForest Creek that nearly wiped out the native Deer Creek fish. Yes, there were hatchery fish above Oso; however, there were problems in the river above Oso too. Boulder Creek run was badly silted, the slide at Steelhead Haven was becoming more active, Skeer's was greatly changed, and Blue Slough and Car Body were silted in.
The only place there was really any action happening on the NF Stilly in the 80's was at Picnic Tables and Fortson's, the terminal areas for the hatchery fish.
|04-14-2004 02:09 PM|
Rogue winter fish count now over ... (drum roll please)
18,000 and they're still coming.
|04-14-2004 09:38 AM|
Good morning Clay!
) doesn't go on for ever and ever and ever. Even if it seems like it does.
|04-14-2004 01:38 AM|
FAE, sent you an email. Let me know if you
|04-13-2004 06:47 PM|
Sharpie, the 'running deal' with Board members ..
is you show up at the door with a good bottle of single malt and Joan and I will take care of the rest.
Should have added: Joan doesn't drink much (wine) so you and I get to split the 'bootie.'
|04-13-2004 04:25 PM|
FAE, Wow :eyecrazy: , that's just about enough
temptation to move towards the Rogue Valley.
|04-13-2004 03:49 PM|
SS, the winter steelhead count is now over 18,000
fish into the upper 30 miles of river. I'm sure a considerable number have already spawned and are 'downers,' but that would still leave a heck of a lot of our 'finny friends.'
|04-13-2004 03:45 PM|
Great thread - no doubt the Rogue is up there. Every day
spent on that river was incredible. The NF Stilly was an
incredible river in the 80's and never had a bad day on
that one. Not sure what it's like now. These days have to
go with the Columbia river tribs; Deschutes and Klickitat.
Haven't fished the Rogue since the early 90's - bet it is
still amazing. Fly fished just about every river in the
Northwest and have to go with the four above. Not sure
in what order, they are all great.
|03-24-2004 10:25 AM|
ok let me have it
hehehehehehehe,,,open yearround,,,,no problems here,after all,there MUST be a reason for your residence THERE,,but,some day,i'll get to travel more,just waiting for the kids to leave,?,spring chinook,that's what everyone's talking know,and with the mostly hatchery contingent,and the fact that it's the best tasting salmon,well,,,memorial weekends always HOT,,c'mon
|03-24-2004 10:16 AM|
Kerry, here's the good news ...
A good thing.
|03-24-2004 09:49 AM|
No worries Hammer. It would take more then those little Rogue steelhead to get me to come back for a long period. The Skagit gave me a 14 pounder last week. There are few strains of steelhead that compare to the Skagit's for size and spirit. They may be fewer of them but the Skagit fish are the best in the world.
OK let me have it.
|03-23-2004 11:08 PM|
i'd do a week here,then shoot to the coast for some springer's,or depending on your time frame,there ,then here,what's the `window of opportunitie'?,better be careful,,she's loaded:hehe:
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