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So I was out chasing steelhead in a local river recently with the two hander. And wouldnt you know it the walleyes were up in the river doing their thing. I didnt pay too much attention since in the spring there are a number of different species in the rivers do what they do this time of year. Suckers, Norther Pike, Muskies, Walleyes, Small Mouth bass etc.... However I was fishing with a fairly large Chartreuse and Black Skagit minnow and the walleyes took a serious liking to it. I managed to hook 5 and land 4 of them. No Chrome on this trip but plenty of action. Any else ever catch odd species on a fly while looking for Chrome?
 

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Hey ChromeFever...

I managed to hook 5 and land 4 of them.
MMMMGood!

I caught a BIG smallmouth on a Green Butt Skunk two summers ago. On the Clearwater there is always the chance of getting a grab from "a damned ole squawfish".
 

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We got several smallmouth out of the Ronde last year. A couple were taken on surface flies.
 

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incidental catches

I took a 30lbs fall chinook on a #4 Natural muddler fished damp on a swing,a four pound coho on a #6 riffle hitched steelhead caddis,Waking,while fishing for summer steelhead ,one Sept. afternoon on a SW Wa stream near my house. Strange afternoon! :rolleyes:
 

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Bull Trout on the Ronde

About 15 years ago I was skating black bombers in Shadow and had picked up 3 fish. As it started to tail out I picked up another fish that didn't fight quit as good as the previous 3. When it came to hand it was a 23" bull trout. I pick up several smallmouth and an occasional whitefish on spey flies each year but hardly ever on traditional ties and I have picked up chinook, coho and SR Cutts on the Dean while steelhead fishing.
 
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