Xmas Steelhead

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by kelly, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Have Dec 18th-27th off, a 4x4, good set of legs and a fishing partner stupid enough to join the steelhead hunt. Any hints on where to look? Willing to explore anywhere on the island and spend a few nights. If prefered shoot a PM
  2. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    From the bucket to the Gun club area of the Stamp. There are always steelies in that area at that time of year
  3. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    X 2. Can't go wrong on that beat. Good luck!
  4. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Thats where i normally fish but was hoping to get off the beaten path so to speak. Its stressful on the stamp trying to beat jets here or shore guys there. Will definatly hit it a few times around xmas though and thanks for the advice.
  5. MRWood

    MRWood Well-Known Member

    Hi Kelly,
    Why not head north a little. The Gold would be a great river to explore and learn....I would be up for one of those visits. Also wouldn't mind trying the Salmon. They're really not that far from Nanoose. I also like to go back to my old stomping grounds, Port Hardy, although that's a long drive. Many of those rivers though are March/April rivers, although fish can still be had Dec-Feb.
  6. stay away from hardy there is no steel up there ...lol
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  7. MRWood

    MRWood Well-Known Member

    Hi YS,
    Nice one, you sound like one of the locals already.
  8. im just joking dude i love it up there, only lived on the island a year not really a local yet. i fished 4 rivers in 3 days up by hardy last winter and it was awesome. im goin up by mcneil over xmas to explore some new water....
  9. MRWood

    MRWood Well-Known Member

    I know you're just joking. I was just joking with you because my buddies up there (the odd one anyway) are secretive about the area. Kinda like they are on the salt side.
  10. kelly

    kelly Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tips and still looking for ideas. As it sounds now were looking to go north and hit the gold and maybe explore a few others. Dec seems a bit early for most flows up north island but am planning an early april trip that way.

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