Just wondering if the trout are catch and release this time of year, specifically by spruce run campground. thanks for an info.
Roger that. Always good to check regs. Reservoirs may close the gates for the season but mountain lakes remain open. Nature closes most of those lakes with mile high snow.Throbbit _Shane said:Not all lakes are open year round. Some close to fishing Oct. 31st
If your fishing for salmon or steelhead then dont worry about trout,for instance if your out there fly fishing for steelhead and you have on a size 18 mide pattern,chances are youll be ticketed..in the regs it says you have to have a certian gap on your hook shank and/or hook size i believe.Spydeyrch said:So then what about rivers that have steelhead, salmon, and trout? The trout fishing would be closed, in general Oct 31st. But if I remember, steelhead fishing is pretty much year-round in most areas. What if I am fishing on a river going for steelhead/salmon but there are trout located there too? Obviously it would be kind of noticeable that one would be fishing for steelhead/salmon based upon their gear/hardware, but there is that gray area where I wouldn't feel comfortable. I would hate to get fined for something that I wasn't doing! :-( Do you see what I mean?
I was up on the Sandy a few weeks back with two friends and we were fishing for salmon. Our gear was specifically for Salmon/steelhead. But my friend caught a nice sized trout on his gear. The trout shook free before it was even landed. But it was still hooked for a while. That is just an example.
I know that it might seem that I am trying to find "loop-holes", but I am not. I just like my stuff black and white so that I know what I am doing and what I cannot do. Have trout off limits on a stream where salmon/steelhead are fair game really makes it gray in my book. And I don't like that. :naughty::naughty::naughty::naughty::think::think::think::think::think:
bigsteel said:If your fishing for salmon or steelhead then dont worry about trout,for instance if your out there fly fishing for steelhead and you have on a size 18 mide pattern,chances are youll be ticketed..in the regs it says you have to have a certian gap on your hook shank and/or hook size i believe.