#Steelhead Holding Water

Holding water….

  • Is generally thought to be 3-6 feet deep.
  • Flows at the pace of a normal walk.  
  • Is not to fast (high water flows exhaust the fish).
  • Is not to slow (water too slow doesn’t provide enough oxygen).
  • Often is a run with a deep section where steelhead can hide.
  • Has a surface made up of stones. (The faster the water the larger the boulders should be.) see turbulence

*NOTE: Holding water is different from resting water which can be found directly above or to the side of faster water or chutes.  Resting water can also be a great place to fish.

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