Steelhead fishing poll (since Dec 2019)

my2labs

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Poll: How many days has everyone spent fishing for steelhead since December 1 vs how many fish hooked and landed?

Also include if you were bank, boat, kayak fishing etc

We did one of these a couple years ago and it was interesting to see how terrible of a steelhead fisherman I am. And that continues!!!

If you’re going to lie, just don’t post.
 

my2labs

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I’ll start:

Days: 4
Steelhead: 0/1*
Suckers: 500/500
One pontoon float and three days bank fishing.
*it was probably a sucker too.
 

jamisonace

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Hard to judge a steelhead angler in December....at least on my rivers anyway. We don't have a river with a significant return yet. That doesn't mean I'm not out trying tho. I do not consider myself a good winter steelheader but I'm determined that I'm going to learn my local rivers this year.

Days: Probably 7 or 8 but mostly just an hour or two with one full day on the water that resulted in one fish. All from drift boat or sled.

Steelhead 2/2 one wild, one clipped
Cutthroat and rainbows maybe 8/10

If you let me count the end of November:
Steelhead 1/1
Chinook 2/2
Coho 1/1
Sucker 1
 

my2labs

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“Hard to judge a steelhead angler in December....at least on my rivers anyway. We don't have a river with a significant return yet.”

100% agree. It is very early.

But I am hoping that a lot can be learned from this info, especially if the poll occurs once a month through March.
 

C_Run

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I should probably quit while I am ahead. One day, one fish hooked , one fish landed Since Dec.1.
 

maxwyatt

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zero days. zero fish. Will be out Friday and maybe Monday so maybe I'll be able to post some good news. I was 1/1 last year with more days than I could count. Not a good season. Hopefully this year will be better.
 

Artwo

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2 Mornings so far..
No fish yet
Will be hittin it much harder from now through end of March (weekend mornings only)
Looking forward to besting last years numbers (9 mornings, 11 for 15).......
 

hobster

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Nada here. 7 hours banking it on the river in 3 short trips, haven’t seen a fish hooked. Been super slow on our local river, really hope that changes after the water drops. @Artwo those are great numbers, couple of years ago I was 9 for 23 with winter steelies. Ouch! By far my worst landing ratio by year.
 

rogerdodger

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2 days from the bank so far in January, 5 hours each, 0 steelhead hooked, one 14" cutthroat released.
 

Chetco

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Maybe if I satiated my start date at 1962 when I started rowing ,when I returned from Vietnam in 1970 action was still good on our rivers .Being that I went to a school in the top 10 in world ,now I'm a NERD how many rivers
from Ba Ja AK has seen a steelhead increase.
 

madasahab

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Update: 4 1/2 hours today with not a sniff...guess I should be thankful I got 1 so far this year? Sadly that might be considered a good season the way things are...hope things get better for all of the fish runs ????
 

rogerdodger

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my update after yesterday:
4 days out from the bank so far this year, first three were full skunks (I did see one fish caught by a DB on day 2.)
Yesterday: 1 for 2 (two quick jumps from the first one I hooked then it was OFF) and I was also 2 for 2 netting fish for Hobster.
 
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