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JEFF VAN REMORTEL
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4/30/11 12:05 PM CST
Figure8out. Hard to say how old the fish actually was. Though size is a good guideline it is not always accurate. There are big people and small people. Fish are no different. If it had spawn and was small it was probably an Arlee. They are smaller on average to begin with.

Not a huge factor anyway since natural repro in WI is only estimated to be about 2%. That is why catch and release is important, even in a put and take fishery. There is nothing wrong with selective harvest but getting some nice photos and releasing them is a reward in itself. Let em go let em grow, especially if they do not have any fin or maxillary clips! There is a great deal of catch and release practiced in other sports (musky especially) so why not for steelhead and browns?

I know the Charter boats take a lot of fish but there isnt much we can do aside from cutting down to a 3 fish limit (which i support by the way). As with most hunting and fishing, the key is not to get greedy. Tight lines.


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Worm Wiggler
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4/30/11 9:57 AM CST
The water is high but fishable, some steelhead left but mostly suckers.

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4/29/11 11:25 PM CST
how is the water looking. is it high and muddy,dont want to drive an hour for nothing I'm planning on heading out in the morning to give it one last try. i would think that it should be all right with not that much rain lately and hopefully there's still some steel swimming around any info would be helpful.

Thanks and tight lines Smile

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4/26/11 6:49 AM CST
Go figure! I spent the better part of Sunday afternoon fishing and all I saw were suckers rolling. Good for you. There still hope fo rme.

Steve

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4/26/11 1:16 AM CST
Went out 4-25-11 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the big dam today at shoto. Caught two steelies drifting spawn. No bobber, just two small splitshots sinkers with hook drifting in current. Lots of suckers in now but there is alot of steelies too. Saw a bunch of them jumping at dam.

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4/17/11 12:26 PM CST
Rivers are really flowing hard now.

Figure8out, not all fish that come up spawn. Immature fish will come back to feed when conditions are right. Arlee eggs tend to be smaller than the steelhead. If the egg skeins were like the size of "cream of wheat" it's a fish that won't spawn for a year or 2. This happens in winter all the time.

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figure8out
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4/17/11 11:10 AM CST
Yeah, it looked footballish,not a 100 % on strains (2nd year after em')eggs definately under developed so thats why im curious do the arlees spawn last , is that still considered to young to spawn?

JEFF VAN REMORTEL
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4/17/11 9:43 AM CST
figure8out, could have been an arlee with spawn. they run considerably smaller for the most part. They look a lot like the 2-5lb footbal browns caught off the pier/trolling in close in the spring, except they are rainbows. Good luck out there for those still poundin!


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machoprogrammer
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4/16/11 8:06 PM CST
Water was high and muddy yesterday with lots of suckers, I cannot imagine it after all that rain last night and today. I think the run is nearing an end Crying

Worm Wiggler
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4/16/11 7:18 PM CST
Water is high, suckers are in.

figure8out
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4/15/11 11:37 PM CST
naw, didn't want the spawn itself ,I didn't want them to be done spawning,got mine on the fly missed two others Tounge Out

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4/15/11 1:54 PM CST
figure, it would probably work, but not as good as a fully mature one. That fish was probably 2 years old (total guess), and usually 3 is when they are more mature.

Spent a few hours at Mishicot dam today; not a thing doing and I was the only one there for most of the morning. Water was very high (small island still underwater). Saw them jumping, but they weren't hungry. Also went to Shoto, and was slow as well.

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4/15/11 12:18 PM CST
WI duck guide can an 18- 20 incher (female)produce viable spawn that you know of or if any one else would know cause I got one last sat. full of spawn but she was no where near ready? just curious, dont want it to end quite yet. Smile

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4/13/11 12:50 PM CST
just wondering how the water levels are from all the rain we got on Sunday and if people think that it would be worth making the drive from Appleton on Saturday. And do people think if we get the rain on Friday that it will make the water rise a lot to make it unfishable thanks and tight lines Big Smile

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4/11/11 6:50 PM CST
Not sure the name, but the gas station by the roundabout by the dam has spawn also.

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