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Friday, November 30, 2012
By Dave Graybill
I had another great day of steelhead fishing at Pateros. I jumped on board Shane Magnuson’s boat last Tuesday. He had two clients that I had fished with before at Drano Lake and at Pateros, and his buddy Wally, who I have also fished with on several occasions. They had really romped on them the day before, limiting and were back at the dock by noon. Fishing wasn’t quite as fast on this day. The Rocks produced some fish but our first visit to the estuary produced zero. After a short break we headed by down to the Rocks and found a faster bite. In fact at one point we had on a triple! That just doesn’t happen that often with steelhead and we landed them all. We made one more visit to the estuary and did get one fish this time. At the end of the day we had tallied ten fish to the boat, three being keepers. We lost a few and missed some hits, too, of course, and it turned out to be a busy day. We released a couple of fish that were in the 12- to 13-pound class. Keep an eye out for a news release about the plan for steelhead season. Closures may not be as severe as I first was being told.