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Hey guys fishing seems a little slow in the Vedder right now. Could be just me, but Im wondering what is going to be running next? End of August or into September? Thanks for the help.
 

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any little nymph pattern will work for those trout also. to make it work even better use a light sink tip just to keep the fly down longer. I caught a bunch one night for fun just casting straight downstream (as i was standing out in the water) and just let it hang there waiting for them to gobble it up, worked great
 

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Giuseppe said:
gtxr said:
Hey guys fishing seems a little slow in the Vedder right now. Could be just me, but Im wondering what is going to be running next? End of August or into September? Thanks for the help.
Mid-september Cohos will be jumping all along the vedder. You will have fun.

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I wouldnt say "all along the river" you have to hunt for the coho in the vedder. Some people find it hard to do while others find it easy.
 

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I found a great spot last night where I got a good 5 or 6 between 12 and 14 inches. I also got one resident bow outta there that musta been 16-18 inches, he was so fat I couldn't get my hand around him to unhook him :happy: All of my fish were hooked on a red stimulator pattern, green drakes and grasshoppers work really well too. :thumbup: Pretty much any dry fly on the top will catch these fish, but most will be small. If you want bigger ones fish your dry flies just below the surface, for some reason the bigger ones normally dont come out of the water, not that they never will :confused:
 

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Nice looking fish but doesnt look very big? I have caught a few that size on the fly, and the boy out of luck on some lures. Let me see a 18"er out of the Vedder!! That would be nice!
 

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Ribwart hooked a beauty trout that was easy 18 inches last winter it was a resident rainbow and a real beauty! Ck
 

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nolan said:
nice looking bow
hatchery steelhead smolt. it will be interesting to see how many fish return in the next 3-4 year cycle of steelhead with the pressure they seem to be getting this year. yes i know the debate regarding the the way the regs are written (being able to keep five with no min. size) and the fact they are put there to catch and keep, but seems to be a shame that these steelhead smolts are being hit harder than they ever have been in the past, and dont have a chance to return as adults to keep at a later date. just my :2cents:
 

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Im not sure that to many of them are actually being kept! There is the health risk of catch and release I guess but I can say that im not keeping any small smolts. Have seen lots caught and released. But I do agree with the returns. Just out having fun with the family. Kids gotta learn somehow LOL. :)
 

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I thought the reason they are open to be retained is because after a certain amount of time in the river if they havent gone seaward they become residents , thus putting pressure on the wild fish competing for food. If that is the case it wont affect future runs because they wouldnt have gone out to sea to become mature steelies. Think I read it on the forum......
 

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Yes you did. These fish have now residualized and probably will not go out to the ocean, so if any die it will not affect future runs. I release all the smolts I catch, and I treat them a lot better than most people do :wallbash: (shaking them off the hook, dragging them up onto rocks :naughty: ) The smolts are suppose to leave in May when they are released and have all of June to get to the ocean with no pressure on them. The ones left behind are now competing with wild stocks for food. The wild smolts are alot smaller right now about 5-6 inches. :peace:

Dry fly action is quite fun for them, so go out with a light weight rod and toss some dries, you might be surprised at the fight they put up in the faster water :thumbup:

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Nice looking fish but doesnt look very big? I have caught a few that size on the fly, and the boy out of luck on some lures. Let me see a 18"er out of the Vedder!! That would be nice!
The bigger resident fish are there, they are just few and far between. The bigger residents always seem to be in deep and fast water with a lot of cover. So far I have only caught 2. I got the one last year around 18 inches and one this year that was about 16, but really fat. The one in the pic is only bout 12 inches but he was pretty fat too. :thumbup:
 
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