Hunter Swoope

Hunter Swoope

Hunter Swoope, age 15, has been fishing the Burt Dam for over three years. In March of 2021, Hunter caught a 28 inch steelhead using center pin with a pink egg sac. Hunter cures his own eggs with Pautzke Fire Brine and ties his own maribou jigs. Hunter's favorite season to fish is early Spring where he enjoys using his pin and fly rod to catch steelhead.

Hunter's Advice: What I like best about the pin is that there is no drag. It takes some to time to learn, but there are a lot of ways to do so-you can ask other fishermen for advice, study videos and read as much as you can about it.