I’ve been fishing a long time, and fishing for steelhead for about 4-5 years. I’ve hooked a few, and landed none, until now. I was able to book a day off work and get out on the river with Matt, we used his two person pontoon and floated the Vedder. We were able to get to low traffic areas and we’re lucky enough to hook into a 12-14 lb (guesstimate) steel.
It wasn’t as glorious as my expectations had become after not landing one for so long. Regardless it does feel good and I am proud to finally say I’ve caught these elusive fish.
My wife cooked it up and it was fabulous.