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The Clearwater hatchery is right behind me in the background on those pic. Last pic you can see a few bldgs if you look close. That is Orofino itself. Orofino is spread out along the river and to the north along a creek. We kept these fish. All have clipped adipose fins. If they have a adipose ( fin on back just in front of tail) on them then they must be released and you are not to take them out of the water. That trip I caught, I think, 23 fish in 3 1/2 days. Kept 7 or 8. The daily limit is 3 and your possession limit is 9. Season limit is 20. I have on occasion kept and eaten one that night at the hotel room. If I have a stove available to me.... Bruce

Wondered if that was Orofino in the background. I fished there only once, right below the dam. Between 4 of us only one fish caught in two days. Everyone using that rig with the "straw" bobber some guy there in Orofino made. I wonder once in awhile if he's still around there.
 

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Hi Cody. Maybe you and Phoenix Phil ought to get together and drive up next year..... I'm sure we can catch some fish Bruce
 

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Jimmy Dodge makes the bobbers and customs steelhead jigs. Still around. Has had a number of strokes, but still keeps on a workin. Bruce
 

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Sounds good to me! I still have property southwest of Bozeman and get up there several times a year. One day I will be a permanent fixture up there again.
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Cody
 

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Jimmy Dodge makes the bobbers and customs steelhead jigs. Still around. Has had a number of strokes, but still keeps on a workin. Bruce

Yes, I do think I remember that name. Lived in a small place up on the hill on the opposite side of the river if I remember correctly. Quite a nice rig that you could easily set depth of the jig with. I do think we put shrimp on those jigs if I remember correctly.
 

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Some people do use shrimp. I have also used roe. Caught one of my larger fish that way. 38 1/4 inches... Now adays we use a bead. Usually a 10 mm one. Occasionally a 12-14 mm one. Dumbest thing. Cheaper than the jigs and generally as effective. Peg the bead 2-3 inches above a hook. Crimp on a sinker and your ready to fish..... Bruce
 

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