Steeling the days away: Part 2

Posted: December 27, 2011 by Hellcat in Fish Reports, Gear Fishing, Salmon, Trout & Steelhead
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From the coast to the inland tribs there are a lot of fresh limits of chrome coming home in the backs of rigs and boats lately. Fishing low water (that should be changing as we speak) is not easy by any stretch…but once you’re dialed in can be very effective.

After all…you’ve limited the mass of water in which the fish can be hiding thus opening up your options for a tighter targeted approach. I consider low, clear water steelhead angling to be some of the toughest fishing there is.

Any way you cut it though…anglers involved with All Around Angler are straight smacking down fish this season. Really since September this website has been a burnin’. Streaks always end but right now let’s just enjoy the overtime. Just wait til the rivers rise. If they don’t rise too much…this could be the best season any of us has ever seen.

On the heels of record spring king productions this is a great time to enjoy the river angling lifestyle we have all come to love so much. Here’s some photos from my All Around Angler friends over the last 7 days.

AND remember….as always feel free to email the photos you would like to share on All Around anytime. I will always email you a link to the post once it’s up and live. Special thanks to Ian Sheldon aka Anne’s Revenge for sending me 8 killer pics I will be featuring soon. He’s also been commenting on the posts which is always a lot of fun.

Steve Lynch aka The Traveler

Luis Jose Rivas aka El Padron

Joshua J Blaze Colkitt

Steve G aka The Hustler

Colin Groupner aka The Crusher

Brian B Diddy Knuckles

Dave Heller aka Sal Monid (who doesn’t know Sal Monid)

And a few from me as well….

  1. daheller says:

    Sweet steelies. Just goes to show you don’t need the higher flows and jade green water to score on the steelhead. Maybe the fact that a lot of weekend warriors stay home during low clear water helps to open the door for the hard core anglers. Definitely nice to see all the bright fish and happy anglers. Sal

  2. Khart says:

    Holly smokes that’s some great low water carnage!

  3. Anne's Revenge says:

    Blinded by the light!
    Great fish you guys!

  4. Superman says:

    Looks like J Blaze will roll just about anything up! jk Nice fish guys!

    Heller, you might want to fix the tag on the photo of Steve’s first fish…just sayin’.

  5. Hellcat says:

    Damn, goood catch on that photo tag, Supe. Done!

  6. Steve says:

    Hey H3llcat,,,,check that tag on the fb too please 🙂

  7. Hellcat says:

    Steve I went back through two weeks looking for anything…..which pic are you talking about?

  8. Steve says:

    Thought Sveta mentioned the same one Supe was talking about, first one of the native,,,,,Anyway,,, you heading out tomorrow or just Sun and Mon?

  9. Steve says:

    Superman, when you headed back up north to make a steelhead run? ….when the rivers level out many
    areas to wander,,,,coastal and local

  10. scott dyer says:

    hey hellcat those are some nice fish you guys have been laying the smack down on. are you useing a okuma sst float rod with a okuma trio s reel. i have a trio 30 s comeing for bobber fishing. what size of sst okuma do you recommend for bobber fishing. im new to bobber fishing. thanks ive been useing fireline and picked up some hydrofloat to use for fixed bobber fishing. have a good assortment of jigs to try hopefully the rivers come down soon after the rains.

  11. Hellcat says:

    Thanks for the comment, Scott. Yes I am. Okuma gear is affordable and built to handle our rivers and streams. I run the 10’6″ models of 8-17lb and 6-12lb. I’ve landed chinook over thirty and steelhead over 20 on the 8-17lb. These rods kick ass for a retail price of 75 bucks. I get nothing for this recommendation. It’s just the truth. Regarding the line, stick to Fireline. Hydrofloat will break down underneath a bobber stop. Stay away from the coated braids like Hydrofloat or Duracast.

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