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~Fishin'
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3/30/15 6:20 PM CST
@trabuko - Never once said it wasn't possible if you read my post correctly. Wink

@olebucketmouth - I sure wouldn't recommend the sienna to the general public. Back reeling is an acquired talent that I wouldn't recommend to anyone coming here saying they can not catch fish in this river to begin with.

Not to mention with a little work and knowledge, or money to the right person you can get a flawless drag out of just about any reel. But that is just the way I prefer to do things.

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sts slaya
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3/29/15 4:28 PM CST
Went up to Lincoln Park yesterday and caught a 22inch female brown trout.Later, we Headed up to colonial and caught my first steelhead!,27inch hen.

Richie S
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3/29/15 9:11 AM CST
Black stone flies, egg sucking stones, sucker spawn, egg patterns are productive patterns at this time of the year.

bradythekidfisherman
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3/29/15 7:48 AM CST
Also, what Flys would be good for brown trout?

bradythekidfisherman
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3/29/15 7:42 AM CST
The reel is a sienna ultra light reel. The rod is an 8'6 medium action with a fast tip.

olebucketmouth
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3/29/15 12:04 AM CST
I caught a nice steelhead maybe 24 inchs long 5 lbs or so. On light rod with 4 pound line. Clear blue stren. Just have to do a lota back reeling.

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machoprogrammer
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3/28/15 2:28 PM CST
I use 8 lb mono with 6 lb flourocarbon leader.

trabuko
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3/28/15 9:30 AM CST
there is one that says it is possible with 4 lb test but rod and reel has to perform well too.

[This post was last edited on 3/28/15 at 9:33 AM]
five-eye
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3/27/15 9:36 PM CST
Brady,

For steelies I use 6lb trilene fluoro. I've had lots of luck with it and have found its a lot stronger than it's rated. In my opinion it's worth the extra bucks over your typical mono.

~Fishin'
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3/27/15 8:58 PM CST
The answer to that question is going to be dictated a lot by the rod you are using as well. Hook into a good one and its going to be a challenge to land with the right equipment, start talking about the wrong length, weight, and action and that moves to next to impossible.

In short, unless your quite experienced the lightest I would go is 6 lbs (what i use unless I'm tossing spinners) and even your going to have to be careful.

Keeper of the Gate
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3/27/15 6:40 PM CST
Brady -

Yes, will work but you'll have to follow some fish and hope other anglers will give you a bit of room.

bradythekidfisherman
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3/27/15 6:32 PM CST
I know this may be a stupid question but would 100 yards of 4 lb test work for steelhead? Thanks

luv2hunt&fish
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3/27/15 1:14 PM CST
bp213 Big Smile

bp213
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3/27/15 2:22 AM CST
This is my "like" for luv2huntnfish's pic! Too many lazy sob's!!!!

Princecraft01
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3/27/15 2:06 AM CST
Outfish- the trout and salmon do not make it over the Horlick dam but I have poked around the root on hwy V and 38 with very little success (few bullheads). There has been reports of big pike, bass, crappies and perch caught around these areas many years ago and there was one guy who posted he caught some dandy perch while ice fishing. Personally I wouldn't waste much time on this area of the river unless you find a honey hole.

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