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green guy

hi ya'll

i was out today and the river was very high and fast,and some what murky. without getting beat right away i started to look for some calmer water. after 45 min, i found a spot and said "if there is fish in this river this is where they will be.it was about walking speed with a few fast spots.

so out i went with a 6" worm at first.nothing!no big deal right?so then a croc.nothing!

i went to start hiking out and just behide me i saw 3 of them going up stream in about 4 to 5 feet of water.so, like a fat kid on a smartie, i turned around and went back down.i saw one more!and he saw me too he was about 7 feet away! so being close too orgasm i quickly cast a gooey bob and some wool nothing!!then i whipped out some roe.nothing!!!

then i stumbled back to the car, in the dark empty handed with nothing but a story.

i dont really know what happend there? i saw them in the water why wernt they biting???

i dont feel it was a total lost because this was my first time fishing in about 16 years.


please help?!
The Yak

probably because they saw you...

thats not a dig either. They'll go off the bite
Louis Vuitton

Dude, if that was like your first time out in like 16 years, there is no way in hell you can expect to get into some steel. I'm sure you were a good angler when you did, but being out of the sport for so long, you're going to need to do some research, especially targeting steelhead. They are the fish of a thousand casts. But yes, when you do get into one, you will never forget it. You had the water speed right (walking speed). If you want to test it out, throw a small twig or leaf (nothing that will spook) in and see if you can walk at the same speed as it. If you want to learn more about steel, i suggest asking some more particular quiestoins on here, visiting your local shop, and getting an issue of Salmon and Steelhead Journal, found at Safeway, Thrifties, shops, 711's, etc.

Have fun and be safe out there on those rocks. Tight lines eh!
green guy

ok thanks guys

i guess the hardest thing for me right now is the float. i would say on about half the casts i made i could feel the lead draging on the bottem but, the top of the water was choppy so watching the float was hard.with about an inch of the float out it would disaper often.

secondly it was a very deep pool that went into some shallows so it was hard to jugde where to put the float on the main line.

as far as the leader goes i had 10lbs test a little over a foot long.

now from me looking at those fish it looked like they traveled threw the shallows quickly (no cover) and then held in some deeper water.mabye i was not getting down far enough with my roe?

mr. Vuitton it seems that you know alot about this, as im sure everyone else on this site.what are the particular questions i should be asking??

thank you again
Louis Vuitton

They probably shot through the shallow parts because it was the safest thing for them to do. It would be like running the gauntlet to them. When drifting a run for steelhead, you want to have your offering about six to eight inches off the bottom, in the fishes strike zone. Steelhead sit at the bottom of the water collumn, so depending on the speed of the water you'll want to shorten/lengthen the leader. The faster the water, the shorter the leader would make sens as the faster water would just lift and toss the offering around, as the slower water would just let it sorta tumble along slowly.
A good drifting set up would to run your main line through the float (different floats for different waters and clarity) and then to a snap swivel (SW). To the SW is where you'll want to clip on your wieght (always ad the least amount that that will keep you down) and to the SW also attach your leader then offering. Besides baits, one thing that is very underestimated for Steel is the use of jigs. Marabou jigs are amazing for producing steelhead. Anyways, ask some more particular questions, and also as a shop that has a guide and ask them specific techniques for the body of water you plan to fish.

Later
stink finger

if fishing down stream its a good idea to let you're offering swing to the bank as you fish through the run.doing this gives you a chance to intercept the fish before they see you.i have caught a few fish just as im about to reel in in quite shallow water.

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