Anybody fishing the Sky these days?

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  1. troutdopemagic

    troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Unicorns are probably easier to swing up then a winter fish out of the Sky this year. Real.Slow

    Although the crackheads seem to be returning in good numbers.
     
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  2. freestoneangler

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    Simply too damn busy raising cane with WW and a few others... well that and the fact that I'm doing my job and my bosses job at present.
     
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    If trolling the internet is getting in the way of fishing...... At least the 2nd part of your post is understandable.
     
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    Have not been there this year (winter season) but that is sad to hear, it was bad a few years ago but I thought it had improved over past couple of years, at least from my experience. :(
     
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    Nobody fishes the Sky these days. It's too crowded.

    Sg
     
  6. If u side drift yah
     
  7. Ed Call

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    Stop raising cane to divide. Don't like your lot in life, change it. Fishing must be less important to you right now.
     
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    Saw one fish caught at Reiter today. I think there were about 20 guys.
     
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    Did you fish there or just (observing) scouting?
     
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    I was driving back from Leavenworth today and saw someone walking just above the hwy 2 bridge with a fish.
     
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    That was a long carry from the Pike Place Market.
     
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    I fished there, lots of good nymph water on the opposite bank up and down. I didn't think it'd be such a circus, but it was for sure. It was a mistake to fish there - but once a year I roll the dice and get bored with the usual haunts.
     
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    Joepa Joe from PA

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    I consider myself lucky to have hooked 2 fish in 5 trips on the Sky this winter (High bridge to Sultan float). Both were hooked in the same run in almost the same spot and both got off. I'm almost certain both were wild fish. From talking to other boats on the river, this year has been extremely slow. On two occasions, nobody I spoke with had even hooked a fish - including the guys in sleds. That's pretty unusual. On Saturday, only one boat that I talked to had hooked a fish.
     
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    I landed one fishing gear between Reiter and high bridge last Thursday. With the water coming down after the big spike last week, conditions were about as perfect as they could have been all season. Didn't see or hear of anything except the one I caught, though. When the fish numbers are so low, it's hard for me to justify taking the time to really swing a run well, so the last couple trips have been run and gun float fishing. That's only my second fish this winter. Although, I've hooked a few nice sized bulls this year, which doesn't usually happen in the Sky for me much. I think I might call the hatchery fish season a wrap and find some solitude, looking for early wild fish above the S river terminal fisheries.
     
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    Bull trout are the future of swinging flies on the S Rivers. Look for my how to book and DVD series "Taming the Bull" to drop next year. Patented stripping techniques and proper fighting stances along with other highly guarded tech tips will be included. Preorder now for signed copies.
     
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    Ed Ward and Scott Howell got nothin on that.