Dark Steelhead at Tippy Dam

There seemed to be steelhead well spread out and many fishermen were getting a few.  No one place or any particular offering getting more than a fish or two.  Fishing under a bobber, I got first big male on 10mm UV Chartreuse bead.

This long slender male might be a summer run hatchery stock.  Keeping that big bead on top, I rotated in 3 colors of 8mm point beads without getting another hit.   The second Male took the same 1/32 ounce #4 Tube Jig Olive Marabou pattern that took 4 fish on a mild day in mid January.  Also got a small silver skipper on a big bulky  #4 Dumbbell Eyed Mop Hellgammite balanced jig.  I tried a many jigs..  I briefly did have on one good fish on which quickly got off running toward me while shaking his head.

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