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well another learning experience on the flow today....high and dirty water from lower river right up to thurston....not many guys out and had many spots all to myself....as its my first year ever steelhead fishing i am taking any chance i have to get out there and search out the prized fish....i tried a few different set ups from pink worm, wool and jensen egg, gooey bob and wool all without success....the water was moving very fast and i really needed to load up on the lead to get my presentation down into the deep water...lets hope for some better conditions...either way i'll be out there again next week!
 

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I was out today for a few hours. Got to cement slab and right when we step out of the ar we see a guy hook into one. We didn't wait to see if it was landed and started fishing our spot. No bites for us. Man the islander and 3113 is a BIG improvement from the converence and avon.
 

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gotta love the 3113/Islander set up! That's my go to when it comes to fishing a CP!



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gotta love that 3113 it an awsome rod i also have one and a loomis i perfer the 3113 a lot better ,i don't have the islander i use my avon or kingfisher but my partner loves his islander i think i might have to get one ;D they are so smooth ;D
 

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Does anyone have a recent report on conditions since the last rains? Ie: Water clarity through various sections...
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Fished for 5 hours ......saw one landed :) , water looks good for uper river.
... fishingable upon vedder corssing Br. Nothing for me as usual ;D
 

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Upper was in great shape, can't believe we didn't hit fish, nobody fishing either.
Hit the mid on the way down, chalky green stew, which was surprising as it was nice in the AM, and it didn't start raining yet ???, must have been a big clay slump.
Then as I'm fishing mid river a deadly storm hits and tree branches are flying, horizontal "MOVIE" rain starts and I decide that I'm heading indoors. Running back to the truck was scary stuff with trees ready to fall from the huge gusts. Turns out most of the wack is in power outage YET AGAIN, thank goodness for HONDA ;D.
Can feel the cold front coming now, loading the vest up with hand warmers , my bella clava and the gloves, let the cold weather "hardcore' steelheading begin, see ya out there.
 

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Hi,
:) is any buddy so kind to let me know what's for the best lure use in the river now? River is stll high but is going to clear next days.Simply I'm new here in B.C, this is my 2nd season on the Vedder and I can't say I succed with steel like for the other salmon during other period.so seems steelies are still mine black beast.I use gooey bob with wool, purple pink and white or peach color, than i fished rubber worms light or darker pink in two sizes, than I tried jensen eggs with or without wool, then I tried corkies light pink W/ wool and a small red little beads above.......nothing.I'm sure I have to learn more and more but.... I also saw a lots of photos here from varies fishing buddies, and there are a lot of silver beads on top of the hook with varies woollen colour.Are those jigs.Isn't to high now the river to fish with jigs?
thanks in advance :)to any of you will answer me
 

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Yes those would be Jigs Dorados...and no, the river is not too high to fish them. I think they are a great tool to fish steelies in high dirty water, but they will work just as well under any conditions. I think the two factors you might consider rather than lure selection, are presentation and location. The most important thing is to find the fish, and then how you present your lure of choice to them. Your lure choice isn't nearly as important as these last two factors.
 

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Hey Dorados.........Like many others new to the steelhead game, it pays to do a lot of reading and watch video and go to sport shops and get as much verbal advice as possible.....It seems when it gets cold and all the other salmon disappear, everyone feels there are lots of steelhead to be caught.
This is not the case. There are simply not tons of fish in the local rivers right now....If you do your homework, you will find out that the best chances of success lie in the months of Feb. and March for the local rivers.
Lots of guys get frustrated early in the season.......just wait a bit.....
When the best rods on this board are getting blanked, it doesn't ALL have to do with the height or colour of the water....the fish just arn't here in big numbers, yet..Ortho 8)
 
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