Big Browns!!

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Nice weather and big spawning browns made for a great trip this week. The fish were all taken on fly gear with 8# tippet.

Steelhead catching, not Steelhead fishing.

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Most of the time, even in good conditions, a person spends a lot more time fishing for steelies than actually catching them.  Even with a river full of fish, it often takes a good days fishing to produce 3 or 4 trout, which is a respectable day.  So far, the month of November has been unbelievable.  Since the water came up, we have been catching steelies…everywhere.  Steve just came up for his annual 3 day fishing trip and experienced a Steelheaders dream.  He landed 37 in 3 days!  Insane, but true.  The fish have an unbelievable average size of around 10 lbs.  Very few fish smaller than 8 lbs. and the bigger ones being 12 and 13 lbs.  An interesting observation about these fish, is that many of them seem to be wild trout.  Fish that weren’t produced at the hatchery, but were successfully spawned in the river.  We noticed this last year also.  This is a great sign.

High water, good fishing. What a surprise.

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Well we have been really bad about posting reports lately and apologize for that.  We have been fishing each day, but that along with a major renovation on Robins house and the fact that it is deer season has had us busy.  We will get back in the routine of at least 2 or 3 reports a week.  The water is at 1800 cfs, and we like it.  More water…better fishing.  It is really simple, if the water is high enough that people can’t wade around everywhere and spook up the Steelhead, the Steelhead will bite.  The water should stay up for a while.  We hope.

High water and silver steelies

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River is now at 1800 cfs do to the run off from the melting snow we had. The high water has triggered a fresh run of steelhead. Most fish are from altmar to route 2A. We are doing well plug fishing from the drift boats and fish are being taken from shore with egg sacs fished under floats and fly fishing with egg pattern flies. The fish are big this fall, 10 to 12 pounders are not uncommon. Be safe with the high water, cleats and wader belt are a must. Good luck to all.

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