Mark's BIGGEST Steelhead ever !

Eugene resident lands HUGE Steelhead !

My quiet neighborhood in Eugene echoed with sounds of joy and jubilation today, so I grabbed my camera and went to see what all the fuss was about. My neighbor, Mark Wiederhold of West Eugene, got up early Thursday morning and like many other mornings, went fishing with a buddy. Mark is retired and his drift boat sees more miles per week than the family car. ( His fishing buddies see him more than his wife does too! ) This morning turned out to be one of Mark's most magical ever and Mother Earth blessed Mark with his largest Steelhead ever !..The huge fish is 37 inches long and weighs 18 pounds ! It does not have an adipose fin and is a legal " stocked" fish. Mark also caught a 35 incher that weighed 16 pounds... I watched as Mark cut the " small " one into steaks and asked him if he was going to mount the big one. " Nope, he is headed for the smoker " Mark retorted with a big grin on his face. His grin was about 37 inches wide ! I am looking forward to his invite for dinner soon. The fish came from a creek west of Eugene, near Florence.

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Lisa says ... on Friday, Feb 18 at 3:50 PM

Way to go Uncle Mark!

Ron S says ... on Friday, Feb 18 at 4:14 PM

Nice catch Mark!!!!

will says ... on Friday, Feb 18 at 8:25 PM

nice steelhead u got there man! sucker is a nice onw

lancespring says ... on Friday, Feb 18 at 9:20 PM

Beautiful fish. Its color is amazing. .

jack says ... on Saturday, Feb 19 at 7:02 AM

its big, but its dark as hell, for me kick back fish for sure.

Carole says ... on Sunday, Feb 20 at 11:29 AM

TERRIFIC!! i'M TALKING ABOUT YOU....NOT THE FISH!! It Takes a great fisherman to land one like that, I'm thinking! Luv you, Carole

Patman says ... on Monday, Feb 21 at 10:31 AM

Very nice fish

bill says ... on Tuesday, Feb 22 at 7:21 AM

that let those genes spawn and bring back the trophies this state use to have

fishslayer says ... on Tuesday, Feb 22 at 11:38 AM

a little dark color this steelhead would have fertilized thousaands, and people wonder way there's no big fish catch and release.. you could take a picture and not stop his journey or generations of...

lancespring says ... on Tuesday, Feb 22 at 8:17 PM

Why are people criticizing streamwalker for not throwing the fish back in? I do not understand why he should not eat it.. .

birdsnest smitty says ... on Wednesday, Feb 23 at 9:05 AM

Retired ? nice fish partner

Jordan says ... on Wednesday, Feb 23 at 2:58 PM

Why throw it back? It is a hatchery fish. That is what they are there for, to eat. We don;t want it mixing with natives anyway.

lancespring says ... on Wednesday, Feb 23 at 10:51 PM

I agree. It should be eaten. Fishing makes no sense if the fish is not eaten for food. I don't understand how one could enjoy tormenting and torturing a fish to just put it back in the water. Doing that is very cruel, in my opinion. .

prince of whales pirate says ... on Wednesday, Feb 23 at 11:41 PM

I was told that guy likes to anchor up in front of bank fisherman in his boat.

Thuntrme@live.com says ... on Saturday, Feb 26 at 4:09 AM

Thats one big fishy !

CAL Wankerstein says ... on Saturday, Feb 26 at 7:45 AM

Cal Wankerstein says "Good Job".

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