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    Default Annual Father-Son Steelhead Trip

    Another great trip this year for my son and I! We spent two days on Elk Creek this year and flat wore ourselves out...

    We opted to pay rod fees and fish private access water this year - things were looking pretty crowded on many of the creeks and my son only had two vacation days left for the year. The section we fished had not been touched for two weeks and the recent water was bringing in plenty of fresh fish. We had some pools with 20-30 fish stacked up in them. On Thursday morning the fish were definitely sluggish and barely taking the fly. As it warmed up and Friday there was a marked difference in aggressiveness!

    We each landed 8-10 fish each in two days and hooked many more but didn't seal the deal. We were probably 50/50 on streamers v.s drifting a nymph or egg pattern. We would work a pool with streamers first and then drift a nymph through if the streamers didn't draw any interest.

    For some reason I kept setting the hook upstream - cost me a bunch of hookups - couldn't get my brain in gear LOL!!

    The bets trips are always spent with my kids! Both son and daughter love to fish :-)









    
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    Default Re: Annual Father-Son Steelhead Trip

    looks awesome. congrats on a fun trip.

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    Default Re: Annual Father-Son Steelhead Trip

    Nice,

    I know a guy who fishes that stretch every year, you guys did well by the look of the fish.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

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    Default Re: Annual Father-Son Steelhead Trip

    Great trip, beautiful looking water. Awesome setting for some father and son time!

    Denny

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    Default Re: Annual Father-Son Steelhead Trip

    Looks like you guys had a great time.... always fun to see other Great Lake areas besides where I go. Thanks for sharing.

    ft09


    “If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago.”
    ~Zane Grey

    " . . . shouldn't a man stand on his own two feet and catch his own steelhead? Maybe put out some effort and find his own fish just for the fun of it?"
    ~Syd Glasso

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    Default Re: Annual Father-Son Steelhead Trip

    Wow, that is impressive, congrats!
    I agree, the best trips are the ones you can share with family.
    Larry


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