- Mar 22, 2009
- Forest Grove
I was supposed to go trout fishing today, had my tube and trout rod all packed up and ready to go when a buddy called and needed a ride to the doctor. The doctor's office was slammed so we didn't get out of there until almost 1 o'clock. With only half a day left I decided not to drive 60 miles to the lake, and instead to fish one of my favorite spots on the Molalla. I also opted not to go back home to pick up my steelhead rod, I thought to myself "why bother?, its not like I'm gonna catch one today anyway". I was wrong, so wrong. 6'6" 4-8lb trout rod + 8-10lb chrome native steelhead = OWNED!!! I would not call what happened between me and this fish a "fight", it was more of a one sided argument. I let it do what it wanted, when it wanted to, until IT decided it was ready to be landed. One quick picture, a few soft nothings, and he/she was swimming OFF quickly. This fish made every skunked day, every lost lure, every mile hiked, all worth it and more. My personal goal for 2010 is to catch a winter steelhead, spring chinook, summer steelhead, coho, and fall chinook. One down, four to go......