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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Clearwater - soon

Have a window to do a trip west to clearwater in 2 weeks or so. Anyone on the pulse of whats happening now. From the latest weekly report, it looks like people are equally fishing from below orfino to above kooskia. I was hoping to get out on the south fork, kooskia area. Last year, march 7th was prime time (at least for me).

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"Prime" times include fresh fish -not holdovers from last fall and winter.
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Thanks for the info Michael.

I knew I would generate negative comments (pm) from my post so no big deal. A few things though:
- I don't fish for steelhead sitting on the reds.
- All the fish i got last year were Hatchery fish. (even though i was above the hatchery)
- The fish in Clearwater seem healthier (fatter) than the ones in the North fork of the salmon. (I was suprised that someone would find the North fork/salmon area more ethical to fish)
- I don't really have the means to fish coastal Alaska BC Oregon .... My limit is a days drive. Someday I hope to make it to the pacific.

Where else can I travel for steelhead that is relatively close ?

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catch and release and enjoy being outside. The fish are not silver, they do not have the energy they do fresh in from the ocean, but it is still better than being inside. And, the exercise will not hurt any fish you hook.

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