Last Thursday I got to take my dad out for a day of steelheading on the Wenatchee. It was a fun day; we hooked 5 but only got one to the boat. They were all strong fish and the consensus on the river seems to be that we're getting a good batch of hefty wild ones right now. The best part about the day (besides just getting to hang out with dad) was seeing dad call his fish. As we watched the float make its way down the run dad says "this is where he's gonna bite"... not even a second later the float goes down and we have a 10+ lb. wild steelhead on our hands. Good times.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Since we're still waiting for the Wenatchee to heat up for steelhead, Frank C. and I headed westward to fish some tidal water for fall run kings. Frank has spent the summer building a rod specifically for this trip. He named it the "FRANKENSTICK" and it lived up to its name on a few of these fresh out of the salt fish.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Well we did an early drift this morning, had to make it pretty quick so we never worked any particular section of water for too long. We put on the water at 6:00 and hit the take out at 9:00. Our final tally for the morning was one whitefish, one small trout, and no steelhead. Not exactly the HOT opening day action we were hoping for. We talked with a F&W staff who said he'd surveyed 30+ fisherman this morning and there were no steelhead to speak of. He knows their are fish in the system because they've been spotting them lately. The river colored up quick today from Cashmere down, and it's risen 400 cfs in the last 24 hours and is still climbing. If anyone else hit the water and had different results let us know. It would be nice to hear that someone hit steelhead today!