- Sep 12, 2009
Caught this bad boy today on a coastal river 31 inches and 17 pounds. I didn't even see him for about 5 minutes he held deep. I realized I couldn't land him where I was originally standing I had to try to convince him to go down river with me about 100 feet but he was trying everything he could to break my leader against boulders on the way down. By far my biggest hatchery steelhead yet. Caught him on a First Bite Jig. The battle lasted about 15 minutes. This fish was very strong and surprised me many times during the battle. And after all was said and done I came out the winner! Definitely a day to remember!