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Grays Harbor County, WA

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01/23/2013
Float Fishing
Steelhead
Raining
Jig
Afternoon
01/23/2013
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2391

It seems like this the afternoon bite is better this year, so I took the kids to school, then moseyed down to the river. I didn't get there until about noon or so. I Started at the Wishkah road bridge first and saw one fish spook but no take downs. Then I went up to the wdfw access spot and walked up fishing. Most of the river there is not very good for jig fishing so I just kept walking up river. I finally found a nice slow hole that looked fishy. Even though I like to bobber fish the most, I have a real bad habit of not watching my bobber. So, as usual when I try to find my bobber it is gone so I just set and feel head shaking. The regs say the upper sections are barbless and I'm not very familiar with the river so I pinched my barbs all day just to be safe. I was a little nervous fighting the fish, but luckily she still came to the shore. I caught the fish at about 430 so I made few more cast the called it a day. She was about 12 pounds.
The lower river was packed with people and drift boats, but the first spot I fished, I saw few guys and one boat. At the wdfw spot I was the only car and a few guys were on the other side. It was a cold, wet and miserable day (typical steelhead weather) but I just kept thinking about Another member "hawgs on" who bass fishes. He always says "grind it out". It paid off this time. I was using a white head, chartuse body and white tail jig, it looks red but that is blood.
The state made an error in the regs about selective gear rules for the upper sections so watch for the signs posted. They will tell you the correct rules this year.


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RiverChromeGS
1/23/2013 9:17:00 PM
sweeeet!
Toni
1/23/2013 9:35:00 PM
Nice report!
Bank drifter
1/23/2013 9:45:00 PM
Wow, I was down there too after work...was up farther...only fished late afternoon....did not hit. A fish, but saw 3 hawgs on the way out, all over 12 lbs.....first time fishing it, I was in an awesome hole all alone, but just got too late......next time, but it is no where near where I live! Nice job...
BentRod
1/23/2013 10:25:00 PM
Nice fish!
tomnordman
1/23/2013 11:41:00 PM
Beautiful fish!
Brat Bonker
1/24/2013 8:58:00 AM
nice fish and report not too many people use chartreuse for steelhead, going there sunday.
the piranha
1/24/2013 9:04:00 AM
I usually don't use chartruse either, but I have a friend who caught a 28 pounder out of the green way back in the 70's on green yarn and prawn. So it must work some times. I ended up loosing that jig. I think I will tie up a couple more!
Hard2handle
1/24/2013 1:17:00 PM
Nice fish !
Hard2handle
1/24/2013 1:20:00 PM
Nice fish, good call on the jig color, we use that same color on east side of the mountains, when all else fails.
tele_maniac
1/24/2013 2:36:00 PM
Beautiful fish!! Last year my friend caught a gorgeous 18 lbs doe on chartreuse yarn with a perch colored corkie at the Skookumchuck. We had been drift fishing various shades of pink for about an hour and a half with no results when he decided to change it up. She hit on his third cast after switching. Coincidence? I don't know. I hit two nice bucks an hour later using my pink combo, but he had bragging rights for biggest fish of the day.
Brat Bonker
1/24/2013 8:13:00 PM
yeah I would tie up a coulpe more haha I am going sunday to black creek though my dad got a small one last week end.
salmonlander
1/24/2013 8:59:00 PM
DAAAAaaaaaanng, WOW!!
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