it ain't called catchin'
Got my first steelhead plunking spin n glo's today. Sorry, no pic, was a nate and I'm all about keepin' 'em in the water and just settin' 'em free asap....'bout 5 lbs. Took my friend there two days ago, set her up, she hooked a fish, I talked her through fightin' it.....pulled in a 9 or 10 lb. nate, her first too. Purty kewl. Took me three years to catch that steel guys :redface:.....been quietly workin' my a** off tryin' to learn to catch these fish, readin' water, readin' books, readin' websites, blogs, spendin' time on the rivers perched on a rock, watchin', watchin', watchin' that water, searchin', searchin' searchin'. Didn't grow up here with a Dad, Uncles or friends to pass on any experience......done it the HARD way. Just bein' pure pig headed, keepin' the "hope" stocked up and not quittin'. I can't tell you why it's taken so long......it's not like I never fished before......I knew my way well around big bass, shark (black and white tips, hammerheads, blues), sheepshead, red fish, drum, croaker and such down south. These fish have been elusive for me. I've hooked a couple driftin' (come off) and just started float/jig fishin' this year too but haven't really had a good day of gettin' my gear right in the right spots at that yet, but I will....it's just a matter of time. God knows I ain't givin' up.