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Trinity River: , by Luke Geraty: Karen’s 1st Steelhead Trip!: 3 stars

Karen has a bucket list and catching a steelhead was on the top of that list. Today we fished the Trinity in search of some chrome and despite the morning starting out pretty cold and her and her husband, Matt, experiencing the "steelhead-frozen-guides" situation, we had a great day! Once the sun poked its head out and the temperature entered into the "this is pretty nice" range, we set our sights on trying to catch some fish... and the Trinity did not disappoint. Karen's first steelhead was a wild fish in the 'tweener to small adult range and I kid you not... that fish brought tears to her eyes! I don't think I've seen anyone more excited about hooking a steelhead then Karen and when we were driving back to Indian Creek Lodge, she told me that the only thing she could think of being more exciting was having a baby! Mission accomplished! Later in the day Matt caught a nice adult buck that he hooked right when were going into a riffle, so we introduced that steelhead to the SRP -- steelhead relocation program. But that fish made its way to the net and after we pulled the rubber legs from its face got a quick photo before sending it on its way. So far I've been really fortunate on these Trinity trips because we've caught fish each time and the weather hasn't been miserable. Of course this is steelheading, so you have to be reasonable and remember that a little rain and some cold weather is what makes this fun (or so that's what my grandpa used to tell me as a kid). Rain is on the forecast for tomorrow and that should start to really help shape the river a bit more into what we all wanna see! I'll let you know how tomorrow's trip goes as I'm on with three other boats from Confluence and hopefully we all manage to put some chrome in the net! Until then, tight lines to you and yours!

Matt’s buck.
Matt’s buck.
Married couples who fish together, stay together?
Married couples who fish together, stay together?
Karen’s first steelhead of her life!
Karen’s first steelhead of her life!
Next 10 open days for Luke Geraty: Dec 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16
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