WIFinlander Guide Service

Captain Tim Hyvonen

Ice Fishing for steelhead

January 25, 2016

Even though this is a little late seeing all the ice is off the Root river due to recent warm weather and rain but just before it hit I had the pleasure of running the best guide trip of the winter.  I met three guys on the root and showing them how to set a few automatic fishermen I got the three of them jigging and showed them how to use the vexliar's.  i wasn't able to get all the lines set before the action started.  They did a great job landing five steelhead in the first hour.  It seemed like I would set one auto and another one would go off.  It wasn't until I got all the lines set that one of them yelled "hey I got one!"  After a few mintues a pretty 3-4lb brown subcommed to the 13 Fishing Whiteout.  All of a sudden one of the guys said "i think that bobber just went down."  I told him to go over and pop the bobber a few times.  While I was instructing him on what to do if the bobber went down again, it shot under like a rocket and it was game on.  It has been a few years since I've seen action like that for steelhead and these guys could not have picked a better day to come out.



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