Once there are anywhere close to 100 hatchery Summer Steelhead in the hatchery bins, I know it's then time to start thinking about targeting these high flying fish! With around 200 steelhead in the hatchery when Larry and I fished, I figured maybe we'd run into a couple with a bit of effort and some good luck. Larry was eager to try for a new species if it meant that his rod would be bent. Sometimes a game plan changes while we're on the water! It sure is nice when a small adjustment makes a big difference on amount of bites you get. It worked out great for Larry, we had a great time landing some of the first few Summer Steelhead of the 2014 season on the Rogue River. Very nice job buddy!
The Rogue River almost always has multiple species of fish to target throughout any given day!
|Larry holding a chrome bright upper Rogue River Sumer Steelhead. Caught on 7/3/14|
|This high-flying 22" Summer Steelhead hammered Larry's lure|
|Larry with another beautiful Steelhead|
|Big Rogue River Rainbow Trout|