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Jzzzzz
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12/19/14 8:35 AM CST
yes, both

mostlyfishing
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12/18/14 8:38 PM CST
Does anybody know if there is any steelhead and or browns in the river???

jazowsk2
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FISHING REPORT
11/23/14 3:42 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
Water is VERY low. Fished the dam and lincoln park this morning and got the skunk. Saw a couple of guys with 5 dark coho between the two of them and saw another guy with 4 nice browns; both in lincoln. No movement near the dam.There was a decent amount of ice in parts of the river still

sts slaya
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11/15/14 9:40 AM CST
By chance did anyone find an old pair of SIMMs waders by the bridge by the steelhead facility last saturday on 11/8. Reward if found.

zaconthefly
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11/7/14 6:49 AM CST
Thanks for all the info, guys. I'll come back and let y'all know what I find.

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11/7/14 1:12 AM CST
Zacon, since you specifically mentioned fly fishing, I'll focus there.

There should be browns and even a steelhead. Average size will be 3-8lb., with fish over 10lb not really uncommon and if conditions are good, fish in the teens or even over 20lb can be caught. Sunny days see more fish up in the faster water where they are most easily targeted as the gravel and water temps warm a bit. Look for faster areas near the deeper pools. Likewise, when fishing the deeper pools, the best locations often have faster water nearby, often both above and below the pool. Sometimes the fishing can be real tough, other times it can be spectacular, it will depend on the weather conditions that week and the week(s) prior.

Classic flies here are the egg sucking leech and the whooley bugger. For fish you can see, egg imitations work well also, smaller the better I find. These fish get a lot of pressure, so sometimes downsizing can be the ticket....other days they want bigger flies, so just be prepared. Anything you have confidence in is worth a shot. Bright colors are often good, as is black and browns depending on the day.

Good luck while you are up here!

machoprogrammer
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11/5/14 2:17 PM CST
The simplest is just use a regular fishing rod, 8 lb mono and cast spoons off the pier (careful of ice!!!) or harbor (assuming it's open then). Little cleos 2/5 oz are my go to for this time of year when fishing open lake water, but there's a lot that will work.

You also could cast spinners in the river where it's open. Or soak spawn. There's a ton of ways to catch them.

Just make sure you have the proper license and follow the rules.

[This post was last edited on 11/5/14 at 2:19 PM]
NiteMite
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11/5/14 1:31 PM CST
Zacon … there will be fish from the river mouth all the way upstream to the dam and beyond (as long as there is enough water upstream). Casting from the piers always has potential, but be careful of ice that time of year. Live bait or lures will work. Think outside the box. You'd be surprised what works. I have even used lures from Academy that work wonders up here.

If nothing else, you should have a nice peaceful time fishing at that time. The fair weather fishers will be gone, which, with any luck, may leave the fish to only you!

Enjoy!

[This post was last edited on 11/5/14 at 1:33 PM]
zaconthefly
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11/5/14 7:38 AM CST
Hey guys. I've been reading your 'reports' for a couple of weeks now, and decided I better ask for help, as to not piss anyone off (or break any laws). I'm a new fly angler from Texas. I'll be visiting in-laws the first week of December, and would really like to get on/in the water. Whatever advice or information y'all can lend me will be much appreciated.

NiteMite
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10/21/14 10:59 AM CST
It's the TV guys way of holding them for a pic. Imo, it damages the gills on some. Is it a fact? I don't know. Most fish I get never leave the water, so I guess I'll never know.

Wang Chung
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10/21/14 8:37 AM CST
Lyu, why do you guys and so many others hold the fish like at :14?

Airangler33
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FISHING REPORT
10/17/14 11:33 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished the root this morning for a couple hours before work. Mostly just drifted beads and skein on the pin. Lots of fish moving today. Had one hooked up long enough for a headshake and that was it for me. Had the whole stretch of river to myself, never had to deal with a single snagger,which was nice. It's amazing what walking more than 10 feet from the car gets you, as far as lack of people goes...

Datbass262
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10/15/14 3:43 AM CST
Yeah things got better as I moved into colonial. Thanks guys. Def noT letting that happen again.

YouNeedKoolaid
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FISHING REPORT
10/13/14 2:41 PM CST
River is very low (obviously) - fished Lincoln and Colonial - managed to catch 1 8 inch smallie - missed 3 northern (annoyed about that) - I fishing next to a guy just above the weir who was actually using an undercator - that was encouraging, not everyone snags thank god - saw a handful of salmon - no browns or rainbows to speak of -

peterfelthersnatch
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10/13/14 6:16 AM CST
Hear we go again! Do any of you fish or just cry about life!!!!!!?????!

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