Hell. It's never about the numbers. You know that.
I know. To be honest, the fights were worth the price of admission alone, and when it started to sleet and everyone on the river cleared out leaving it to Jonny and I, it was perfect.
Steelies' are addicting, that is for sure. Treasure the experience!
It was a good time. Good people. Reasonable angling. And enough tangles with nickel bright fish to make it fun.
Never caught a steelhead. I've caught a few Great Lakes salmon, mostly chinook, but I live within walking distance of a stream that is supposed to have an amazing spring steelhead run. My wife is not excited about this. Especially after I hooked a 34" chinook that pulled me into the river with my seven month old baby on my chest. I love fishing with my little girl! she slept right through the whole thing
Nate, you exhibit just the right obsessive tendencies to make a great Steelheader. And maybe your daughter too.
Ha, thanks. I'm surprised to see that there are fish at all in this particular stream. We just moved by it a year within the past year. you can see some pics here: http://whatthekarp.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-dont-know-how-much-longer-i-can-hold.html
its never about the numbers... its always about the numbers.. always,never,always,never... this is steel-