Skytucky Report

ten80

Active Member
#19
No wonder you take yours off, those ski jackets cannot be very comfortable for rowing!

Check out this http://washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/pfds.89363/ for more info about inflatable life jackets. I personally don't like inflatables because the manual inflate versions require you to be conscious to pull the handle and the auto-inflate require you to put your trust in the PFD.

I have no problem wearing my rafting PFD all day, it has soft, flexible foam and a generous cut around the arms. The stohlquist above is nice and NRS has their CHinook fishing vest on sale for $75 here:
http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=2150&utm_campaign=shop_comp&utm_source=google&utm_medium=buy_now&utm_term=goog_product_2150&gclid=CJG6w-33pbgCFaXm7AodJWkAvg
 

chodder

www.snohoflyfishing.com
#22
The Sky is looking pretty low and clear right now. Running about 2700. I wanted to run out there after work and then maybe again later this weekend. You guys think its worth while to give her a try this weekend? Ive never fished it below 3000 before.
 
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Evan Virnoche

Guest
#23
The Sky is looking pretty low and clear right now. Running about 2700. I wanted to run out there after work and then maybe again later this weekend. You guys think its worth while to give her a try this weekend? Ive never fished it below 3000 before.
I fished it this winter during the nasty coldspell when it got down to 2200.

I do suggest scouting out the boulder garden just after the righr hand bend after high bridge. At 4000 those boulders can be a hazard because the normal winter line is some pretty skinny water and fast too thw lwft ofthe boulders
 

chodder

www.snohoflyfishing.com
#24
Ya we've walked the drift boat down through there once or twice, even that was a little sketchy. I don't think I'll float this weekend. I'll just fend off the tweakers with my two hander from the bank somewhere. Even then, I'm not sure if I should fish further down river or not, the water is so much different when its that low. Like I said, never been out there when its that low, but I guess there's only one way to learn.
 
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Evan Virnoche

Guest
#25
Ya we've walked the drift boat down through there once or twice, even that was a little sketchy. I don't think I'll float this weekend. I'll just fend off the tweakers with my two hander from the bank somewhere. Even then, I'm not sure if I should fish further down river or not, the water is so much different when its that low. Like I said, never been out there when its that low, but I guess there's only one way to learn.
U will be able to see some buckets. If i wasnt out of town i would have loved to be out there with a notebook pen and a snorkel
 

ten80

Active Member
#26
Just wait till it hits 400 cfs like last year (it's well on the way there!). I was really tempted to float/drag my 1-man pontoon down the river to figure out the buckets and bottom structure.

I've floated it as low as 1,850 cfs in mid-July with my 14ft cataraft (5 people aboard, scenic float, not fishing). That's pretty much my lower limit for the upper Sky in a big boat. Still some good looking water for fishing.