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RunWithSasquatch
Got out in the driftboat for the first time this fall! wow! Felt great! Day was nice, few rain spurts, but was just happy to be out.

Only "mis-hap" is a net blunder. I didn't secure a salmon net for the trip, and we ended up with a steelhead net, so all of the fish we tried to bank.

alseaalumaweld(Jake) and SteelyFishn(Josh) manned the front of the boat... and we did okay.:)

So lets get into some porn!

Started off slow, no hook ups until about half way through the drift. Although the first deep slot that Josh laid his bobber in as we floated by a guide went under while I watched and did some dancing while down there, didn't hook up and no real confirmation.:think:

Day progresses, and we enter the "climax" of the drift, and get into water that we really feel will hold the best chances for fish, the bottom half to the take out. First hole we stop at, drop anchor above a hole, and begin backing bobbers straight down from the boat through the meat. This goes on for 20 minutes or so, and Josh yet again, bobber down dances on the top of the water, then goes under. Hook set- NOTHING.:think:

Rebait. Josh goes same line, bobber dances, hook set- FISH :)

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Well, that was fun.

Go back over, anchor same location, 10 mintues (maybe?) go by, I'm hooked up! :)

Row back over to the gravel bar, get out fight the fish, feel good, lets land this thing, oops its gone.:rolleyes:

Play around in that hole for a while, get tired of it, and head on down river.

Play around with some plugs, not really feeling it, waters just not flowing enough to make them effective.

Get about a 1/4-1/2 mile from the take out, make one last stand on a slot, and start floating bobbers.

Work the slot for a while, but nothings happening, so I start going deeper, cause I havent touched to bottom yet. One foot deeper every few casts, I started at 5', and when I hit 9', bobbers gone... FISH!:)

Fire drill, to the bank, work the fish, its good, its bright, nice lookin fish. Some nice gentleman coming down in a driftboat stop above the hole to let me fight my fish, and we ask to use there net, and they promptly let us have it, and as soon as it gets fully extended, fish off!:rolleyes: 2nd time!

So they continue on, and I go back to casting, knowing time is about up, how many chances do I need anyway.

Few casts, bobber down! Set the hook- Nothing... hmm thats weird. Jake looks at me like yeah whatever, I am just being skiddish.

Bait and cast again, bobber down, set the hook- Nothing. Jake tells me I am bumbing the bottom. And I think he's full of ****.

Bait and cast again, bobber down, set the hook- Nothing, Jake again tells me I am on the bottom. And I proceed to tell him I think he's wrong. Back and forth.

Bait and cast again, bobber down, this time I dont set the hook, I just wait and we watch... and through the clear water, my bobber decides to start darting at me... FISH ON!

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Oh, and Jake did land a hog!!!
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Santiam338
NICE FISH!!! We went 4 for 7 on our drift,but they all went back...Nothing that looked bright like yours...

No problem though cause we had a good time,caught fish and had a epic battle...

Grats on the brighties..
 
troutdude
troutdude
Good Lord! Just how many times did Jake bonk his fish???

<insert the voice of Mr. Rogers here>..."can you say overkill...sure, I knew you could...". (j/k)

Most Eggscellant report (pun added for dramatic flare). Too bad that Jake had so settle for leftovers.
 
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RunWithSasquatch
Santiam338 said:
NICE FISH!!! We went 4 for 7 on our drift,but they all went back...Nothing that looked bright like yours...

No problem though cause we had a good time,caught fish and had a epic battle...

Grats on the brighties..


Hey Bill, glad you guys got into some numbers on the fish! I am sure that was fun! Weather hold out? we got rained on for about an hour once. Nothing to bad. Nice work!:clap:
 
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Santiam338
Had one shower that didn't amount to much and only had to get out and walk twice...LOL

Sent you a pic of our biggest...
 
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Steelyfishn
Great day on the water... I was really surprised how soft the bites were though... setting hooks all day and nothing there ??? I am sure if Jake would have got his way running diver and bait he would have more than leftovers :) Thanks again guys had a great trip and a nice fish for the grill.... not bad for my 1st trip there
 
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lilsalmon
Good job guys...nice fishys
 
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nwkiller
what a day, great story guys, jake.....howd it cut....looks dusty, just brush the dust off and throw that thing on the grill. again way to kill it guys!!
 
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alseaalumaweld
its smokeing now! driver and bait puts the hurt on them
 
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bigsteel
way to go guys,definitely looks like an excellent day on the water
 
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bigfoot
nice fish :)
 
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Thuggin4Life
Nice fish man. Still pretty chrome other than that one....
 
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JeannaJigs
Niceee. Except, the one...a normal sane person would not touch that nastiness. I'm going to go wash my hands just from looking at it.
 
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RunWithSasquatch
JeannaJigs said:
Niceee. Except, the one...a normal sane person would not touch that nastiness. I'm going to go wash my hands just from looking at it.



haha... seemed like the only fish Jake could get into were the ones that were already laying on the bank.;)
 
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alseaalumaweld
hey now no **** talkign cause i got into a 40 and u didn't
 
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JeannaJigs
Lol that's like scraping up a decaying roadkill buck and sayin hey check out this six point I got...
 
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GDBrown
Boy that story smells real fishy to me! :lol:
You guys did nice. and at least you took pics of what you got. I like the boiling water one the best, shows some reel action going on. :D
 
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DB Crouper
alseaalumaweld said:
hey now no **** talkign cause i got into a 40 and u didn't

Do you mean 40 days dead?
 
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alseaalumaweld
fresh fish!
 
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JeannaJigs
Lol it's your story...but we all know about fishermen and their stories...and the pictures tell another story pal.

alseaalumaweld said:
fresh fish!
 

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