Here is the authorís favorite plunking setup for winter steelhead for fishing the Rogue River, Chetco River or Smith River.
Last week, the Chetco River’s high flows set the river up for picture perfect plunking conditions. Last Monday, the Chetco rose to 18,800 cubic feet per second. This coming weekend, the river has been predicted to drop to 4,600 cfs. And if the river keeps dropping and clearing, it should be in perfect condition for anglers to launch their drift boats and either side-drift Puff Balls and roe or pull plugs like Mag Lip 3.5 and 3.0 later this week.
But for this weekend, it is looking like plunking conditions, so what better picture to use than of a perfectly-rigged Spin-N-Glo setup. It’s a relatively inexpensive rig to tie up. Here’s how to rig it up and price it out.
Gold Beach’s Si tceles Fry and Brookings-Harbor’s Jess Fitzhugh finished in 5th- and 6th-place, respectively, in their weight classes at the Grants Pass Winter Kickoff wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Oregon hunters aren’t facing an immediate California-style legislative ban on the use of lead ammunition for hunting, but they’re largely supportive of using alternatives.
A 2014 survey being prepared for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife by Oregon State University shows most hunters could support using nonlead ammunition if the reasons are valid, said its author, Dana Sanchez.
Sanchez was among presenters at a recent workshop on nonlead ammunition held at the Oregon Zoo. She said the primary concerns among hunters were alternative ammunition’s higher cost and its performance.