Chetco Steel Location: Chetco River by Mario Gomez
The winter steelhead season is getting started on all of west coast rivers. We fished the chetco today and did well. Most guide boats got 2 to 4 fish to hand. The coast took a pretty good spat of rain yesterday so the rivers seen a little bump and fish started moving in. At the end of the day we took out pretty low and at the take out 3 sea lions were having a hay day eating the @$%& out of the fish. They were chasing fish all over the place so the ones that got away should be hungry tomorrow from running for their lives all day.
Here is a bruzer from today he taped at 31 inches long. This fish put up one hell of a fight, he made 7 drag peeling runs, and came out of the water 4 times. After a 10 minute scrap he finally showed us his belly and got scooped up in the net. This is what we wait all year for folks, the adrenilin and exitment kept us on the edge of our seat all day. See you on the crick my friends.