requesting steelhead advise

Discussion in 'Inland Lakes and Rivers' started by DNEAL25, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. DNEAL25

    DNEAL25 New Member

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    <P>Anybody been steelhead fishing lately?&nbsp; I know the weather has been dictating the water level and clarity.&nbsp; I'm new at the whole steelhead fishing thing and am always looking for advise.&nbsp; If anybody is having luck, what are you using, where, and when?&nbsp; I'm planning on going out this weekend, and any help would be great!</P>
     
  2. Michael_Hougan

    Michael_Hougan New Member

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    Dneal25,<br> I am not expert but water levels and color are key to fishing for Steelies with any hopes of success.&nbsp; <A href="http://water.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/waterwatch?map_type=real&amp;state=oh" target=_blank target=_blank>http://water.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/waterwatch?map_type=real&amp;state=oh</A>&nbsp;is a web link to see the flow gauges.&nbsp; click on the chagrin river - the flow needs to be at or below 400fps or on the Grand around 1000 fps - for the rivers to be fishable.&nbsp; <br> I only use fly fishing tackle.&nbsp; 10ft 7wt is perfect for this fish.&nbsp; most people drift egg or sucker spawn patter also woolybugger and bead headed nymphs.&nbsp; <br> <br> Last week before the big snow - all of the rivers were really heatin up.&nbsp; with the chagrin flow at 890fps it might be fishable late on Saturday but for sure on Sunday if it does not rain.&nbsp; <br> <br> Make your drifts in the deeper hole just before or after the shallow rocky areas. the flies or lures need to be on the bottom.&nbsp; a lot of males will hang out at the bottom end of the shallow waiting for a chance to spawn.&nbsp; those fish can be aggressive.&nbsp; it is though to catch fish while they are trying to spawn.....nothing on there minds except one thing.&nbsp; <br> <br> hope this helps<br>
     

  3. DNEAL25

    DNEAL25 New Member

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    <P>I appreciate the advise Michael.&nbsp; I'll let you know how I do!&nbsp; Thanks again!</P>
     
  4. Kwags

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    <P>Dave, I am planning on going and chasing some silver bullets on Sunday. Give me a call if you want to hook up.<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     
  5. DNEAL25

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    I went out saturday morning to the grand river upon advise from a friend.&nbsp; He told me to go to the hogback ridge, but I went to the wrong place.&nbsp; I only had a couple of hours so I quit around 10:00am.&nbsp; When I realized I was at the wrong spot, I was determined to find hogback ridge.&nbsp; So I found it and walked down to the river without my pole just to check it out.&nbsp; There were fish everywhere and enough guys to match them!&nbsp; <br> <br> I went to Wooster saturday night after the the Medina County DU Banquet.&nbsp; I fished for a short while sunday morning with my noodle rod for crappie.&nbsp; I used a pink rooster tail and ended up catching a 22" 6 lb. large mouth..&nbsp; I must say that with that 10' pole,&nbsp;It was an amazing fight.&nbsp; I wasn't expecting the bass to be hitting this early, but they must be hungry!<br>
     
  6. Goosebuster

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    DNEAL,<br> Cmon 22" bass..... Out of that lake, couldn't you do any better???????????<br> <br>