Local rivers around seattle and fall city,Wa

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  1. gknell9

    gknell9 New Member

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    I have been out on the middle fork of the Snoquamie reiver several times. I have used every fly in my box, ihave used droppers, nyphs, but nothing seems to attract the fish.
    I see mant fishermen down there and they all complain no fish.Is the something I am missing about the middle fork?
    tony :SAD
     
  2. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    I had the same problem yesterday. 5 hours of fishing the MF, and nothing. I didn't even see a fish, but the water was so crystal clear, I actually waded over the top of my waders.

    Don't take it as a big deal, its just September, and the water is low and clear, wait for a little rain and the fish won't be as spooky.

    Try the Tolt, the Mainstem below the falls, and the Sky or Snohomish. SRCs are there as are steelies. I will probably hit the river tonight with a 4 weight looking for SRCs, and maybe I will find out how big a steelie is on a 4 weight.

    Rob
     
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    Thanks for the info.
    Its so frustrating to go out and see nothing on the rivers. Any suggestion for the fly, or dropper types in this river.
    tony
     
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    Pretty much the same happened to me on Saturday. I was at the middle fork for about 4 hours and only caught one. Had several strikes, but all by fish that were too small.

    Last weekend I had better luck.

    Maybe I'll try further up the MF road... or the South fork... or below the falls. It's nice to have so many options. :HAPPY
     
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    i was up on trib to one of the forks on sunday. landed 7 fish one 10" and a 14 1/2" cutt. all on a stimulator i tied myself. first time i caught a fish on my flies.
     
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    This time of year when the water is low and so clear, I've always had better luck on all three tribs (NF, MF, & SF) in the late evening (1 hour before dark) fishing dries - PMDs, BWOs, Caddis, it doesn't seem to matter. Last month size #14 was working pretty well. This month, you might try dropping to a size #16.

    Be as unobtrusive as you can, work the seams, and you'll hook.

    Cheers,

    Michael

    Remember, Son. Catch, Gloat, then Release.
     

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