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Snake steelheaders giddy with success this week

Jeff Holmes and his fishing partner caught seven hatchery steelhead and salmon on the Snake River in one good day of September fishing. (Jeff Holmes)
Jeff Holmes and his fishing partner caught seven hatchery steelhead and salmon on the Snake River in one good day of September fishing. (Jeff Holmes)

FISHING — Yes, the run is way below average, but as I've been pointing out, some fishermen are having a heyday catching steelhead on the Snake River, as fish movements picked up this week.

Here's a report (and photo above)  from Jeff Holmes, a writer/angler who lives in the Tri-Cities:

The Snake River is supposed to be extraordinarily slow right now but looky lookie at what my friend Teddy and I caught out there on 1 trip. That's 7 hatchery steelhead, an adult chinook, and a jack.

We also released a big wild steelhead and a much larger salmon and had many other savage rips.  I am headed out again to rip and slay.

Holmes said his was night-fishing in one of the middle impoundments. He was using lighted plugs, and pointed out that he crimped the barbs on his Brad's Wigglers.

 




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