Wanna know something funny? After all the miles and hours I put in to catch steelhead I just caught 2 28in. 12# Rainbows sight fishing in a nearby lake with a single bead. I also met a guide during the Montana state 8 ball tournament that fishes the Clearwater in Idaho. Showed me pictures of the smallest steelhead he caught this year. about 12#s. He uses beads excusively. I also rcvd an invite from a casting instructor near here for free 2 handed lessons. Hope your still catching some. All the streams here are blown out. Still waters only for a while. see you later.
OK. I checked the charts, got the time. You showed me where. I tied on a popcicle (all the colors). Went to the riffle by the hatchery, worked my way down to the pinch. No fish. back to the dike and fished both runs we went to before. No fish. What a beautiful day. Couldn't take any more so I came home. Oh yeah, put my phone in my wader pocket. now its gunny bagged so I'll need your # again. You did everything you could and you have my thanks and respect. I'll see you again. And I'll keep in touch. Tell me when you catch one!!