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Any fresh guys left?

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Are there still any salmons in the rivers? I finally have time again to come out after weeks! But I'm hoping there are still a few decently fresh kings this late in the season. Actually...I'll take any salmon at the moment! I just want to catch a few and snap some pictures. Anyone have any river reports? I'll probably head up the north shore. Thanks!

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most of the salmon are done in the rivers, but there are still a few beat up ones around from what i hear and still a few kings trickling in. if you want trout and salmon your best bet might be from shore near a river mouth, loopers and steelhead should be showing up. Rivers look great, but I personally haven't had much success on the north shore streams as of late.

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If you don't mind, what are the primary techniques for loopers and steelhead?

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It was a nice saturday to be on the water. We got there around 7am. Nice calm day! A bit chilly but it warmed up nicely. There were only a few fishes here and there. We picked up a few deteriorating pinks and 2 dark steelies. We did see a nice dark king but he wasn't interested in anything we offered. Takes a bit of walking to find fish! He was in about 3 pools up from the mouth. All fishes were released to fight another day! All in all it was a nice warm day! We left about 3pm. Made it up only to Beaver Bay. Boy are those fall colors out! If you guys haven't....go take a drive up! You'll love the warm colors! Good luck guys!

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I've fished steelies quite a bit in OH on the Chagrin and Rocky rivers. Most of the guys use a small jig tipped with maggots on a small float. Float it down through the 'seems' in the rivers.

Never fished the north shore, is that the preferred technique there as well.

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3ball, use the search feature, there is a limitless supply of info for steelies and loopers, there are so many ways to fish them depending whether from a boat, shore, or in the streams, that looking up past posts is your best option.

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From the title of this thread I thought it was a personal ad. Woman seeks any fresh guy grin.gif

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