This was a nice 28" steelhead caught on a trip with Mike (MRidenour) and Steve. He took a green/black wooly bugger.
This was the second 28" chrome and took the same bugger. The water was a nice pea green to chocolate and great for streamers!
Mike's first steelhead! Can you tell from the smile on his face? He took it on a black zonker. We didn't get a tape on it, but it was estimated in the 28 to 29" range.
Closer look at the prettiest thing in the picture, not Mike, but the fish!
Steve's turn to get into the fun! Check out the frozen ice flows behind him.
This beast gave me the best fight at 25" as it bulldogged me a couple of times and had to work like crazy to keep tight to him. This was the first fish in a triple with Steve, Mike and I!
This is a closer look at the wooly bugger in action for the fish in previous picture. In summary, this was a great trip. I have been on my fair share of steelhead trips that end in a bagel. This is one that I will remember for a long time!