The 2020 North Shore spring steelhead season is sure to be
an interesting one. As we post this
update, some of the rivers have opened up though still too high to fish. For those anglers who have enjoyed fishing
the Sucker River over the years, we are happy to report another year of privileged
access is available to us. If you are
not aware of the closure issue downstream-left at the scenic 61 access, please
stop here and READ THIS. After that, READ THIS.
For the 2020 spring season, the land owner is allowing angler access across his property from April 10th
– May 26th. This is always
pending treatment of property by anglers. Signs are posted at the access point. Fishing before the 10th
is being monitored by conservation officers.
As you likely recall, access at this location was
closed a few years ago due to the disrespect to property, property damage, and
the level of annual litter. This past year’s owner report
was “the fishermen were good and m…
As we shelter in place, we thought we would do a deep-dive into the DNR and MNST data and try to explain how you can use the information to be a more successful steelheader. And perhaps, just perhaps, give your brain a little mental break from all the uncertainty and dread surrounding coronavirus...
As we've said before, the MNST Creel Project really grew out of a desire to understand what makes North Shore steelhead tick and by way of understanding, help us all to become more successful steelhead anglers. Conventional wisdom at the time was that stream flows were/are THE primary influence on steelhead migration movement during the runs. What we noted back then was that this held true on North Shore streams except for when it didn't; and those "When it didn't" years generated some spectacular early-season skunks along with a pathological compulsion to do the research and figure it out. Hey, we nerds like to catch fish too....