- Aug 4, 2010
- Salem, OR
I am probably going to be torched on here for asking this but I am a service member just recently stationed here in Oregon. Last weekend I went camping with the family up in Idahna on the North Fork, was tossing a Rooster Tail and hooked into what I was certain was a Steelhead. I caught a couple glimps' of it and yes I have caught numerous Steelhead in the past. I was fishing with 8lb line on a pretty decent trout rod so worked the fish pretty slow trying not to loose it. After about 20 minutes or so it shook the hook. My question is, how the H#LL does a Steelhead get above Detroit Lake or am I delusional on what I was hooked into? I am soon leaving for deployment so sat by the river just taking in the sites for quite a few hours and throughout the day saw numerous pretty large fish flip around at the bottom of a wash out to eat. To me they looked like spawning chinook but again, how do they get above Detroit Lake? They were very large, black sillouetts that seemed to have a white head or jaw tip. Any info would be nice, thanks.