Just One Steelhead River

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by martyg, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. martyg

    martyg Active Member

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    If you had to pick just one stelhead river within a 3 hour drive of Seattle...
     
  2. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

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    The ________, especially the stretch between _____ and ________, is definitely the single best stretch of _____ water in ________ County...Maybe even in the whole _______ drainage...

    And it is only ___ hours from downtown.
     
  3. otter

    otter Banned or Parked

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    Oh Bullshit. Anybody can read a map can figure out those rivers. Then you gotta pay your dues..................

    You can reach the Hoh, and many other OP rivers from Seattle within three hours (just barely). OR you can head North, or East, or South.

    My experience is, The River is something you figure out for yourself, and then you discover that it is actually many rivers, depending on the whim of weather and time of year.


    otter
     
  4. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    This time of year, definitely right below Tokul Creek with all my buddies :beathead:
     
  5. Skilly

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    Anywhere that aint brown.
     
  6. g_smolt

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    Thank you for reinforcing my point.

    Maybe next time I will remember the ubb code for humorous sarcasm...



    Martyg-

    I know that you probably were'nt trolling for a "secret"...and if you were, you need to work on the approach.

    I was just poking fun.

    As otter so pedantically put it, get a map. Then, go Here and put things in perspective.

    I have fished the majority of Western Washington's steelhead water. I loved it all. I have about 19 favorite rivers in the PS drainage alone, so...get crackin'
     
  7. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Even though the tone is a bit gruff, these guys are right. There is *tons* of water that is available, and all of it at one point or another will yield good fishing. If you lurk here long enough, you'll find out some of the rhythms, and if you ask nicely, someone may take you along.

    Finally, my suggestion would be to take up Matt Burke on his "newbie steelhead fishing offer". That would be a *great* start, as he knows a couple of rivers pretty damn good....
     
  8. Salmo_g

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    When I lived in Seattle and was new to steelheading, I bounced around to several rivers, and finally settled on the NF Stilly because it had both a summer and winter run (the Sky didn't have hatchery summer runs until 1975). It wasn't the best river, but it was about an hour's drive. So I fished it over and over until I came to know every significant rock and knew where steelhead could be found any time of year. It must have worked, as I fish a number of rivers each year, and I never feel at a loss for where to fish, nor how to find good steelhead lie water.

    Sincerely,

    Salmo g.
     
  9. martyg

    martyg Active Member

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    No troll - and if I do troll it is with big, ugly streamers...:D

    After enduring the wind of open salt in the boat all Summer and Fall I like to seek out small waters and deep woods - just wondering what others gravitate towards.

    The South Sound actually has some good Steelhead numbers in estuaries, right about now, but it again involves salt water and wind.

    All that being said I haven't found a piece of Steelhead water on this coast that I feel that I can call "my home," the way that I can some high mountain lakes or portions of the Sound.
     
  10. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    I'll let you in on a little secret run that doesn't see too much pressure. Right at the mouth of the Salmon where it dumps into the Queets. It's a great early season steelhead fishery that not too many people know about.;)

    Good luck.:thumb:
     
  11. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    You want to get him SHOT?
     
  12. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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  13. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Truly, truly enlightening... Did you actually encode that by hand or to google to do it for you :) Personally I think that it'd be sexy if you had all of the ASCII codes memorized.....
     
  14. Will Atlas

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    good job Hellen Keller 01!!
     
  15. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Helen Keller knew binary? Damn, being blind and deaf does have it's advantages! ;)
     
  16. Backyard

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    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    I fished the Green for a couple of years for 40+ weekends a year before I caught my first steelhead on a fly. I caught 2 on flies the first day I spend on the Methow. I had 3 takes on one swing at Speelyai flats on the Deschuttes. I caught 10 in one day on the Stamp in BC. I caught one tarpon in 3 days on the flats at Homosassa, and landed 4 bones the first day out in Belize. I fished the Skokomish from dawn to dusk one day with no takedowns while my buddy beached 6.

    The river you are looking for is the one you are in with a fly rod in your hand. If you are a fly fisherman, river or pond or stream don't make no difference. It doesn't matter how many fish are in the river, it only takes one with your name on it, or the hope that there is, and that it will take on this swing.

    That's my opinion.

    As for the rivers close to Seattle...I haven't fished them all yet, but I'm gonna.
     
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    Tightline Brian Perry

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    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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