Well, I think the brat run is over

Posted by: RICH G

Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 01:41 PM

This last rain we had over Christmas did'nt bring the brats into the Quileute system. I talked to some Tribal Fishers who said they had very limited success on the drop of this high water with a few brats and a small influx of wild fish. Over all very low numbers of fish, and the last nail in the coffin for are hatchery run this year. frown frown
Posted by: Neurosis

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 03:03 PM

God I hope it picks up next year. I was hoping to catch my first Steelhead this year but its looking bleak.
Posted by: silver hilton

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 03:40 PM

Truly disappointing. I had great hopes, after the recent salmon runs.

Maybe after one more high water, we'll see some fish, but I'm starting to lose hope. Good thing I got some golf balls for christmas.
Posted by: Wild Chrome

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 05:22 PM

Over? Down here in Beaverland, it seems it's hardly started! I hope it's not over!
Posted by: Dan S.

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 05:27 PM

Quote:
. I was hoping to catch my first Steelhead this year but its looking bleak.
What?!? You can't be giving up already. Some brats are still coming and the nates are just getting going. This season is a damn long ways from over now. Keep at it...............you'll get that elusive first steelhead. wink
Posted by: F F F

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 05:36 PM

Neurosis, don't know what you have been reading but the season is just starting up. We got our first last sunday. Things get realy hoppin around the 15th. Where you fishin???
Posted by: Neurosis

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 05:53 PM

FFF: I havent fished for a week, but I mostly fish the carbon/ puyallup / green rivers. I dont really know many places to fish but some people have been nice enough to take me a few places. Most people keep their Steelhead fishing spots under rapps so its hard for a 2nd year fisherman to find them on their own. Im very greatfull for the people that have helped me so far along the way. I will continue to fish the green, but I hear its not that great of a river anymore for steel. I dont know yet when the season starts nor ends for that matter yet, but im beginning to learn. Im hoping to meet a few more people and go fishing with them when they are going to be fishing some of the more popular spots... "this way they dont have to give up secret spots" I can find those on my own hopefully in time. Im not giving up yet, trust me on that one. I just dont like to fish alone, and all of my friends that fish are fair weathered fisherman. They stop after about september.
Posted by: K B

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 06:34 PM

When the going gets tough ...the tough get going....I was out today and NADA.... but I will try again Monday
Posted by: steeliematt

Re: Well, I think the brat run is over - 12/28/02 07:40 PM

The columbia Springers where late as well as most other strains of Salmon in washington, The Summer run was super as well as most salmon runs, Still seeing semi fresh silvers in rivers that should be done with them by now. They will come just as the rest have and in good numbers, Just late, like two seasons ago when we had a dry fall. Have patience... AND PRAY!!!!!!!!!!