I had to go up stream quite a little bit to obtain to the place where I could possibly go across. An organic spill method had actually developed a shallower part that at reduced water was satisfactory. When I began going across the further section, I tripped as well as the fish came out of my hand and back right into the stream. I didn't think twice a second. I went after it going initially! This was my first steelhead on the swing as well as I would certainly be damned to see it go back down the river. Plus, I had actually simply eliminated it as well as really did not desire this fish to have passed away in vain.
I've also had adequate experience with steelhead to know why anglers have two data for this fish: variety of fish connected and also variety of fish landed. I attempted not to think of that. All I really wanted was to merely remain in the minute.