Ice in the Guides

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, MT

ice in the guides 1I will be the first to admit a lot of admiration to those intrepid steelhead anglers who spend many days on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest chasing winter run steelhead. If you’ve never experienced it, fishing for winter run steelhead isn’t a sport for fair weather anglers. Even if the cold and wet doesn’t scare you off, winter steelheading isn’t just trout fishing in cold weather. It is something completely different. Although I’d caught summer run steelhead in Alaska and on the Olympic Peninsula in years past, I had never been winter steelhead fishing. I got my opportunity to try this side of our sport the day before Thanksgiving 2015.

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