Steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula

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FishHooker

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Hi all, just wanted to share my trip up the Olympic Peninsula this last week.
I caught 8 steelhead from 8 to 17 pounds in a day and a half. Before the flames start let me say that there are no restrictions on the Quinault Indian reservation where I was fishing. This fish was bleeding bad when he was landed, so was harvested. Great place to fish.
:lol:
 
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Thats terrible that you would harvest a native! Shame on you! :naughty:

Sorry I had to thats a sweet fish! Good job. They look amazing when they get colored up like that. I have always wanted to fish some of those rivers but havent been able to take the road trip yet.
 
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Awesome fish! Looks like a great time, I've always wanted to make a fishing trip up that way.
 
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Sounds like a blast. Nice fish. What style of fishing were you doing?
 
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FishHooker

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I was drifting roe. Caught one on a float and jig, but I guess I feel better when drifting old school style. I'll have to spend more time with the jig someday.
 
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Nice fish Rob, way to put the smack down on them hatchery natives :)
 
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DirectDrive

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Very nice :)
Oh yeah, Quinault River below the lake ?
I've done that float.....winter steelhead holy grail.
Huge race of winter fish....20's are common.

Imagine having a river the volume of the Clackamas at winter flow, all to yourself. You must use a guide that is a Quinault tribe member to fish the lower river.

For the full meal deal, stay at the Quinault Lodge (Timberline Lodge era) .
 
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