Monthly Archives: December 2010

Record returns at Van Arsdale on the Eel

This year saw record returns of King Salmon on the Eel River at Van Arsdale. Good news…. http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_16936154 JH

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. Hopefully you are enjoying your Christmas day with family and friends. All I wanted for xmas was 4-5 days of no rain on the coast but that isn’t going to come true. Looks like another week … Continue reading

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Becoming a Better Winter Steelheader: Part 2 Reading Water

Part 2: Reading Water The second part of our series on becoming a better winter steelheader will focus on reading water and locating winter steelhead. In the last few years more and more anglers are chasing winter steelhead than ever … Continue reading

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North Coast Steelheading in the early 1900’s

Saw this photo while having breakfast at the Samoa cookhouse a little while back. Early 1900’s photo from California’s North Coast. A mixture of steelhead, half-pounders, and sea-run cutts. Only wished I could have fished for a day back then! … Continue reading

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Skagit Master 2

Skagit Master: Steelheading Outside the Box featuring Scott Howell is almost available. From the looks of the trailer it appears to be a must have DVD for any steelheader. After fishing with Scott for a couple of days two years … Continue reading

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Becoming a better winter steelheader: Part 1 of 3

Part 1: Equipment This is the first of three-part post to help you become a better winter steelhead fisherman. With all this wet weather we are getting, winter steelhead are piling into many our North Coast Rivers. As the flows … Continue reading

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Steelhead fishing: a rant!

After a season of what I would call normal steelheading on the Trinity River, I am hearing about a lot of people complaining that the fishing is poor. There are no fish in the river, and even a few people … Continue reading

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Wet weather has winter steelhead on the move

With the wet weather we having this year, we are starting to see some fresh fish entering the lower Trinity. Most of these fish are wild winter steelhead but there are still a few late fall run hatchery fish in … Continue reading

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