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Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« on: December 14, 2009, 02:20:24 PM »
I would like to know if anyone ever Plunks the Columbia River "Around N.F. Lewis" For Winter Steelhead?  I do it alot in the Summer Run but never have in the Winter....is it the same?  Do the Winter Fish Run close to the bank Or deeper where it would be colder?   :dunno:  Any info would be awsome.  Thanks Bowhunter
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 03:15:42 PM »
Yes but it is bobber fishing only.   :chuckle:

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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 03:57:10 PM »
 :rolleyes:
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 04:20:52 PM »
No one knows??  Come on I wont catch them all!!!  I do have a limit Ya know  :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 04:44:11 PM »
No Bowhunter dont even try Plunking on the Columbia River It Sucks in the Winter!! 
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 04:45:32 PM »
Thanks for the info Bowhunter....i'll try anyways!  I'll try first thing in the morning....
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 05:25:55 AM »
Try up by the forks. Park at the boat launch and walk up river to the big sandy beach... For winters i like to plunk a sand shrimp but coon shrimp work also. Or eggs. BUt i like to use sand shrimp for winters.
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 06:27:43 AM »
Thanks WDFW!!  I did go yesterday out on the Col.  Nothing ventured, Nothing gained!  I did have one Ringer....might of been Stug. Sucker fish  :dunno: Pretty slow!!  Left there went up to N.F. Hatchery!  Dont do that one.  I asked one guy Is this the Un-employment line?  :chuckle:  Packed like i'v never seen on the N.side of the river!  I think it will be real good by the end of the week!! Thanks for the Info
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 06:43:56 AM »
I've always wondered about fishing the main-stem for winter-run, but never tried it.
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 06:48:00 AM »
Rumor has it, that infact it has and does work!  I have talked to a Old timer thats the only way he fish's for Winters... :dunno: Little to slow for my ADHD! :chuckle:
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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 05:37:46 PM »
I've always wondered about fishing the main-stem for winter-run, but never tried it.
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Last springer season a boat next to me in the hog line caught 2 Big steelhead in 1 day and no springers. The guy was pissed because he had only caught steelhead and couldn't get a springer his last 3 trips. All were wild fish. LOL another boat in 35' of water caught an early summer run 2 weeks later. That was unexpected!!

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Re: Plunking the Columbia River 4 steelhead ?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2009, 05:41:55 PM »
Your talk'n Summer Run Steelies! Its always good in the Columbia
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