actually its a pot-o-gold steelhead spoon............. I gave it to him.SteelmonKiller20 said:that there is a " Steely" hooked my first steelhead with one drift fishing with it make sure its hitting the bottom thats how I hook them. I dont use them much just just like he said think drift fishing
DirectDrive said:You don't just slowly reel it in.
You don't just let it tumble like you're drift fishing.
Your fishing in current...you have to operate it.
At the start you do nothing but get to depth.
Then you crank it slowly as you swing to maintain the thump, thump, thump and try to tick the bottom every now and then.
Understanding and maintaining thump, thump, thump is the key to using this spoon or any steelhead spoon for that matter.
As your spoon moves into the money part of the swing where maximum water pressure is hitting the spoon you have to push line to keep the spoon down and thumping. You do this by freespooling or back-reeling.
If you let your spoon get hit by too much pressure (failure to back-reel or freespool) the spoon starts to spin (turn over) and gets pushed up out of the strike zone. Spinners have to be managed the same way.
The above is hard to accomplish for the beginning fast water hardware fisherman, but at least now you know what you have to do.
Herzog's book is the best ever written on this subject.
Amazon.com: Spoon Fishing for Steelhead (9781878175304): Bill Herzog: Books
thanks brad. you should make a boook bro. your good at explaining sutff, and i can't stoop laughing because yuou said slay the steel/. i keep thinking about im quitting steelhead LOL.halibuthitman said:D.D gave the basics pretty good, on smaller water you can work any seam or cut bank, log jams or any inticing water from upstream, just jig and work it in there.. Bill Hertzog will tell you not to cast upstream and reel down, and I have to wonder how many fish that has cost him cause Ive slayed the steel on a down hill retrieve. you can also roll them down stream in a drift manner ( don't try this with treble hooks ) you can also take some lead and a spreader and back bounce them in the big deep slots. Don't give up on a spoon if it starts to lift or spin.. sometimes this is what makes them go bazerk, always complete the swing and let it hang for a minute, then a slow retrieve for the first couple feet in case you have a stalker- If you lose those spoons.. I have more- Good luck Brandon