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#1 eazy

 
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:18 PM

Been a reel bad year for me as far as steelheading goes!..........I've thrown the kitchen sink at them this year, but to no avail!
I almost exclusively use hardware, as this has worked for me other years, just don't seem to have the patience for float fishing, maybe thats my problem?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

if your going to stick to hardware ...try a flat fish with a couple of bbs a foot up from the lure....colour wont matter ;)

good luck

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:55 PM

try some yarn!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:15 PM

I'm in the same boat!

Hopefully the drought ends this week!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:18 PM

supposed to rain on thursday....hold on to yer lugnuts ....cuz they will be cruising in overdrive!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:26 PM

supposed to rain on thursday....hold on to yer lugnuts ....cuz they will be cruising in overdrive!


Does that mean it will be good thursday? or good Friday...

Cause I plan on going both days :)

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:30 PM

that means thursday friday saturday sunday etc until the water levels drop and clear to what they are now

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:33 PM

that means thursday friday saturday sunday etc until the water levels drop and clear to what they are now


Excellent.

Looks like I'll be going everyday!

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:00 AM

Been a reel bad year for me as far as steelheading goes!..........I've thrown the kitchen sink at them this year, but to no avail!
I almost exclusively use hardware, as this has worked for me other years, just don't seem to have the patience for float fishing, maybe thats my problem?


I feel your pain...One season I tried to do the hardware thing the entire fall, winter and following spring :wallbash: :lol:

I blanked on a bunch of trips during the winter and early spring

On the bright side, I've never caught so many larger trophy fish in one season :thumbsup_anim:

Keep at it...BELIEVE

Edited by MJL, 18 November 2009 - 12:00 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:22 AM

i find hardware might work an hour in a day. perhaps the secret to your success is to adapt and take up the float.
i still bring my spinning rod most trips because there are times when they will mash a spoon real aggressive and not touch a roe bag. that said, i believe the opposite is true more often.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:01 AM

Ya they hit gear. And in very large rivers it is sometimes the easiest way to get a cast out to your target.

Try experimenting with smaller spinners and spoons.



Theres been a couple times I can remember having a very tough day with float and bottom bouncing then picked up 2 or 3 quick on spoons. Whether there was a feeding window or it just took a little flash to lure them, Im not sure.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for all the input!...........I'm fishing tribs north of sault area which are sometimes on the deeper side, so that is why I'm using hardware, and also greater casting distance is a must..

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:41 PM

Thanks for all the input!...........I'm fishing tribs north of sault area which are sometimes on the deeper side, so that is why I'm using hardware, and also greater casting distance is a must..


Try a 5g float set up with your spinning reel, if it is deep, that will be fine and you should be able to get some good distance with the weight.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for all the input!...........I'm fishing tribs north of sault area which are sometimes on the deeper side, so that is why I'm using hardware, and also greater casting distance is a must..



Not really on the deeper side...
With the exception of the Michipicoten and maybe the Steel all those rivers you fish are spate rivers.
Wait for rain or runoff to raise and colour them up a bit, otherwise you've really got to scratch for fish.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:06 PM

Not really on the deeper side...
With the exception of the Michipicoten and maybe the Steel all those rivers you fish are spate rivers.
Wait for rain or runoff to raise and colour them up a bit, otherwise you've really got to scratch for fish.


Shouldnt you be posting pics from your trip today instead of replying to these posts,..lol. just kidding.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:15 PM

Not really on the deeper side...
With the exception of the Michipicoten and maybe the Steel all those rivers you fish are spate rivers.
Wait for rain or runoff to raise and colour them up a bit, otherwise you've really got to scratch for fish.



The fish are there alright. Ive found a few spots and setups that produce in low clear water.

Small baits man, you will have a hard time scaring fish up on big cleos or whatnot.


Dammit I miss steelhead fishing. Mike we should get a northshore tour going next year.

Ahh well back to the muskie...

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:19 PM

Dammit I miss steelhead fishing. Mike we should get a northshore tour going next year.


How about a brook trout/steelhead combo tour in May? :)

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:30 PM

Yeah! What StoneFly said Mike! :D

Then I'll post about my goose egg for muskie on Balsam...

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:06 PM

How about a brook trout/steelhead combo tour in May? :)



Sold. Towards the start it could be really good!!

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:49 AM

Not really on the deeper side...
With the exception of the Michipicoten and maybe the Steel all those rivers you fish are spate rivers.
Wait for rain or runoff to raise and colour them up a bit, otherwise you've really got to scratch for fish.


The rivers in my area are kind of "Tea colored" so they might be colored enough as is?.............often wondered as wel if they might be getting spooked by the smack of the lure when it hits the water?.....probably not like other game fish when it comes to this(ie; Pike, who are attracted to sound of any kind)






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