Fishing for Olympic Peninsula Steelhead, tips and techniques

Posted: January 17, 2009 in fishing, Uncategorized
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Washingtons Olympic Peninsula is considered one of the last Steelhead  strongholds in the lower 48.  These critters are available on one of the many rivers, such as the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel etc.. year round.  Timing is critical to good success on the Peninsula.  Begining in January, wild and hatchery steelhead are pulsing up these rivers on each and every rain event.  Fishing these rivers as they drop, usually produces the best results.  The runs increase through Feb and April, with March being the “peak” month for fish numbers.  Many techniques produce results, Fly fishing, Bait fishing, Plugs, Spoons,  are some of the standard offerings.  One of the best tips is to get familiar with a certain river, and then become confident in the offerings you present to the fish. 

John R landing a Clearwater steelhead

John R landing a Clearwater steelheadCold water and chrome SteelheadKim Nakamura with a great steelhead

first big buck for Bob BurnsKim Nakamura with a great steelheadHoh river steel

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