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2012 North Coast California Steelhead

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First steelhead of the 12-13 season.  Many many more to come.

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NICW!!! How much meat do you get out of one?

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That one was only about 8 pounds.  That was a little on the smaller side. I got about 5 pounds of raw fish and which is about 3 pounds of smoked steelhead.  The picture below is my homemade smoker with that one fish in it.   Its a decent ammount of fish. 

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Caught and released This 14.94 pound buck steelhead on the Mad river on 1/2/13.  What a day it was 5 good fish caught and released.

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That is a geat fish. Way to let him go!!!!

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Im a slot limit type of a fisherman.  Big and little ones go back, Im looking for the tastier medium sized ones.