Steelhead Caught on the Sandy River, 2004

Steelhead Caught on the Sandy River, 2004

These are selected photos of steelhead caught on the Sandy River, Oregon in 2004.

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Native Steelhead caught 4 March. Fish was landed, photographed and released unharmed. The Steelhead weighed an estimated seven pounds.
Native Steelhead caught 15 March. This Steelhead also weighed an estimated seven pounds.
Hatchery Steelhead caught 25 March. This Steelhead also weighed an estimated seven pounds and was one of the four steelhead caught that day.
Hatchery Steelhead caught 29 March. This Steelhead weighed an estimated eight pounds and was released unharmed.
Twelve pound, 31 inch hatchery Steelhead caught 2 April.
Hatchery Steelhead caught 10 April. This Steelhead was released unharmed.
Eight pound hatchery Steelhead caught 1 May. This fish was an early summer run fish.
Approximate ten pound summer run hatchery Steelhead caught 4 June. Fish was released.
A second approximate ten pound summer run hatchery Steelhead caught 4 June. You can see a hook with cerise yarn in the in the steelhead's mouth; this hook is from another fisherman hooking the fish and then having the line break! This fish was also released.
Approximate seven pound summer run hatchery Steelhead caught 28 June.
Hatchery Steelhead caught 4 August. Fish weighed approx. seven pounds and was released unharmed.