Queets report?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Checkthisout, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Checkthisout Member

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    Well? Going to head over there this Sunday. How's it looking?
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  2. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Then youve got Nate zig zaging between the nets as well....
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  3. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    i don't know how fishermen in good conscious support any quinault tribal businesses with the travesty that happens on the queets. a river with habitat as protected as you will find in the lower 48 just choked with nets and one of the worst hatchery programs on the coast. 100% of the problems on the queets fall at the feet of the quinault tribe, even the snaggers targeting hatchery salmon.

    a jewel of a river just being willfully destroyed.
  4. Checkthisout Member

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    Are they fishing more aggressively than usual?

    The small creeks round those parts always pay dividends, I just have to backtrack further from camp to fish them. Looks like there should be some Coho. Love that river (well all rivers) during low flow.
  5. Checkthisout Member

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  6. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    Forecast for this weekend is looking heavy. Keep an eye on it though, if it shifts south you may get a shot at it.
  7. Don Freeman Free Man

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  8. Patrick Allen Active Member

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  9. Kaiserman content

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    Oh, I thought this was that one word game.....sorry.
  10. Checkthisout Member

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    I was over there on other business. I drove down the Lower Queets Valley Road.

    The gate is shut just as you approach the NP boundary with a sign that says "Due to government shutdown, this NP facility is closed".

    LOL It was dropping into shape. I bet it's hotter than a firecracker for coho right now!
  11. Don Freeman Free Man

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    It is public land, maintained by the gov't, but the executive and legislative branches are broken.
  12. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    One of the shop guys at work fishes the Queets quite often and said this year has has not been good...on many fronts. He was particularly disgusted with the pressure from commercials and has not done well this year. My first guided spey trip was on that river about 7 years ago...fun day...will always be in my CPU. Only had a tug, but it was all that was needed to light the fire.
  13. Checkthisout Member

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    Well.....even a bad day on the Queets.........
  14. PT Physhicist

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    I used to fish it a lot can't get past the nets anymore.... Mentally, that is. Driving over the river it is always (seems like it) choked with nets. Heading upstream that's about all I can think about. Takes the fun out of it. The way of our world.
  15. bhudda heffe'

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    Is there a gate now on upper queets rd. ?
  16. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    I cannot agree with this statement. There are very few legitimate guiding operations on the Queets. Last year the rangers did a great job of ticketing the illegal guiding on that river.

    With that said, sopflyfisher, why do guides ruin the river? Is it crowding? If that is the case, I have never been on that river and seen run after run filled with "guides."

    As for the "highly cool clique", what does that mean?

    Have I seen the river "busy" if you mean 10 boats being busy, yes. I have seen lenty of friendly gear and fly fisherman working together to have a good day.

    The Queets' only downsides are it's positive aspects in my opinion. Clarity that scares most off the water. Access as there are only a few put in points and the shuttle is very llllllooooonnnnnggggg. These coupled with the fact that there aren't 5 other rivers to choose from in a 20 minute drive, makes for less crowding and better fishing.
  17. underachiever !

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    Every now and again I look at my posts and think I must have surpassed my allotted number of adult beverages. It's good to see I'm not the only one to have a little poster's remorse, regardless of the cause.

    Hopefully my sponsor isn't a wff member.