My biggest steelhead yet!!!!

Kevinb5688
kevins iphone 113.jpghit up the river today, fished hard from 7-1 with 3 lost fish.
had one jump and spit my watermelon corkie in my face. and the other two were on for 10 seconds and somehow my hook pulled free. i was getting frustrated because i was trying to show my neewbie buddie how its done, and all i could do is lose fish.
i decided to make a trip down to the hatchery and see how many people were lined up in the meat hole. to my suprise the best water was vacant so i made my move and cast out. first cast tugg tugg! fish on and lost it. thats 0 for 4. very next cast same spot i finally got a 36 inch 17 lb hatchery steelhead, she was a beauty. time was 2:eek:o and im glad we didn't give up. sorry no water pics, my camera was in the truck.

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Raincatcher
SUPER SLAYER!! :clap::clap: You guys are turning me green with envy! :lol:
 
waco
Damn dude thats a dinosaur where is your newspaper?
 
ChezJfrey
Holy Moly! Well, if you're only gonna bank one for the day, with the rest lost, that's definitely the one to do it with...17 pounds!
 
Kevinb5688
waco said:
Damn dude thats a dinosaur where is your newspaper?

I know i thought about that this morning. The store wasn't open though. And i didn't have a river pic. I was going to take my camera and the fish back to the river for a good pic, and go get a newspaper, but i had fun catching it and thats all that i care about. I rolled my eyes when i pulled out my 1/4 inch wide pocket tape measurer too. I knew that tiny thing wouldnt show up in a pic.
Lesson learned, be prepared for a big fish contest. Lol
 
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C_Run
That's a good dry run for the tournament.
 
alm21
Kevinb5688 said:
hit up the river today, fished hard from 7-1 with 3 lost fish.
had one jump and spit my watermelon corkie in my face. and the other two were on for 10 seconds and somehow my hook pulled free. i was getting frustrated because i was trying to show my neewbie buddie how its done, and all i could do is lose fish.
... im glad we didn't give up.

Oh I know your pain all too well! Awesome that you didn't give up and got the big prize! Nice fish!
 
Kevinb5688
It happens, somedays i go 5 for 5 or sometimes 0 for 5.
Same hooks, same setup, but a different day is something you can't change.
 
troutdude
Wow. If you gotta lose...lose BIG!!! 17 pounds is a BIGGIE!
 
salmon_slayer87
Holy cow thats a big fish. I need to head down there soon. My first trip down there this year was a bust...water was too high. Congrats man.
 
GDBrown
Kevinb5688 said:
It happens, somedays i go 5 for 5 or sometimes 0 for 5.
Same hooks, same setup, but a different day is something you can't change.

I should be so lucky! I have gone zero for zero for that last 10 trips...... Will someone teach me how to find the fish? I have been out twice this week and spent 5 hours on the water today with no strikes at all. I'm about to wait for trout season to start....

GD
 
Santiam338
Congrats...Awesome fish!!
 
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Kevinb5688
Thanks, it felt good to end the native fish streak i had going. That was my first hatchery fish of 2012.
 
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halibuthitman
wow... that would for sure have won the civil war for at least the week! nice fish, imagine if you would have stuck 2 of the other 4 lost fish.. you never would have stuck that pig! sometimes bad luck is good luck in disguise-
 
Kevinb5688
halibuthitman said:
wow... that would for sure have won the civil war for at least the week! nice fish, imagine if you would have stuck 2 of the other 4 lost fish.. you never would have stuck that pig! sometimes bad luck is good luck in disguise-

If i read your rules right fish in the month of feb. Only count right?
So i guess i will have to get me a 20lb fish then and bring me a newspaper! Watch out im gunning for gold ;)
 
nwkiller
holy crap!!!!! nice fish kevin!!!!!!!
 
PNW Sam
That's a monster! nice job!
 
Mad dog
WOW!!!....super nice hen!

17lbs is pretty nice for a hatchery hen! Congrats!
 
halibuthitman
Kevinb5688 said:
If i read your rules right fish in the month of feb. Only count right?
So i guess i will have to get me a 20lb fish then and bring me a newspaper! Watch out im gunning for gold ;)
true, contest doe'snt begin until feb 1st... but its gotta feel nice to land a fish that would be a winner.. fish are bigger in feb, so luck is on your side!
 
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