Going to North Santiam Thursday morning

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18406ej

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I am thinking of being up there by at least 5, starting in the Big Cliff tailrace and working my way down river. If anyone wants to meet up, shoot me a PM. Otherwise, keep an eye out for me...I will be banking it but have on a tan floatation vest (just in case) with "OFF" on the back.
 
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Thursday morning

Thursday morning

5 is too early for that high on the river, I'll start at Lyons and work my way up to you, red chevy truck w/ silver canopy. Lets catch some fish!

Edit: Just watched the videos. I'll bring my camera up if I make it that early. Good luck! (Canopy might be off truck so I can bring some pontoon boats)
 
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Santiam Steelhead

Santiam Steelhead

didn't make it to big cliff, caught this 26" at 0930 using pink corkie and worm in about 18" of water. I was just fooling around looking for some trout to fight and he showed up.
 
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Nice fish, Bigred! You didn't miss much up near Big Cliff. Got there at 5am and saw a lot of big fish, unfortunately all were black or had white head disease, and weren't biting much anyway. Fished from the tailrace gradually down toward Niagra, and had one taker, a whopping 4 incher. I then went to Packsaddle, with the same results. Had one rude angler wade through my casting area as if I weren't even there- even crossed in front of me. It sort of ruined the day.

Plan on being back up there again between tomorrow and Tuesday.
 
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Think I will be hitting the Santiam in the morning....not all the way to the dam though.....I need to fish
 
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bigfootfish

didn't make it to big cliff, caught this 26" at 0930 using pink corkie and worm in about 18" of water. I was just fooling around looking for some trout to fight and he showed up.

Nice fish! Now I know what I've been doing wrong. If I want to catch Steelhead, don't go Steelhead fishing. Target their smaller? cousins!! Actually, I've hooked more Steelhead trout fishing over the years than if I target Steelhead. Again, that's a nice fish, bigred!
That looks like the river near Mehama, bigred.

BFF
 
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Yeah, it's about a mile and a half above the bridge, nothing but small trout this morning. There's always tonight :)
 
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