MF Snoqualmie last Thursday

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  1. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Jay,

    Thanks for the pic. It is making me anxious to get back on the SF in July.

    I love the little fisheez in da little streams. They attack dry flies with abandon.

    My 2 weight sees more action than any of my larger rods.

    My pic is a typical cuttie that I catch on the upper reaches of the SF.
     
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  2. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Not a great shot to show the entire fish, but this was a 11-12" MF Cutt from a few years ago. Biggest I've personally seen. They don't rise with reckless abandon the way the smaller fish do...
     

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  3. Matt Baerwalde

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    No they do not.
     
  4. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Here is one of the largest I have seen on any fork of the Sno:

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    If it's the purity of the water from the westside rivers that keeps them small, then why are there other S rivers, or just other rivers on the westside with larger resident fish?
     
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    If it's the purity of the water from the westside rivers that keeps them small, then why are there other S rivers, or just other rivers on the westside with larger resident fish?
     
  7. Joe Goodfellow

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    Here's another one I got is this a west lope? I'm catching these big guys above the bridge. I put lots of time on the middle fork I've been blessed.
     
  8. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Joe that's a gorgeous fish, especially when caught that far up the river.

    Stew
     
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  9. Tyler Speir

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    I'm going with you next time......
     
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  10. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    That looks like a Westslope to me. Nice fish, too. A buddy of mine lives on the SF in town and caught a 15 incher a couple years ago.
     
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    Here's what the spot looks like
     
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    Nice fish! I haven't caught anything above probably 11-12" on the SF.

    Were those all caught sub-surface?
     
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    That's n incredible fish Joe. Can I ask you which bridge you are referring to when you say "above the bridge"? Thx.
     
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    I suspect there are a few factors that enter into this, the main one being that those other rivers have anadromous fish that provide a nutrient source (and perhaps genetics for larger fish) that is not found above the falls of the Snoqualmie. Also, those rivers have lower gradient, more nutrient rich stretches lower in their drainages that fish can make use of in certain times of the year. That being said, there are still precious few resident trout of much size in any of the S rivers.

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  15. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Looking at the photo Joe posted, if that's the MF it's pretty small, leading me to believe its above the footbridge at Dingford Creek, quite a ways up.

    K
     
  16. Stew McLeod

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    All my largest fish on the SF (and including that one in the picture caught by a friend) we caught on dries.

    Last year is the first in a few years I did not catch a 12+inch fish on any trip to the SF.

    Stew
     
  17. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Please don't answer this question :) ...
     
  18. Joe Goodfellow

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    Close but no cigar kent water was really low in August.
     
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    You know it's that one bridge goes over the water
     
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    Oh, that one! :)
     

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