Skagit River Today

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by miyawaki, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. What a beautiful day to be out and on the river, particularly after all the hours I've had to put in at the shop. Swung up a nice "dollie" as a consolation prize to the REALLY good "pluck" I missed when I didn't drop my loop. 50 degrees on Hwy 20 leaving the river!

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  2. Good on ya' Leland.

    Almost looks he he's been rooting for truffles...
     
  3. Nice,Leland! We were going to hit the Sky tomorrow, but it looks like rain!
     
  4. Rain on the sky today was an understatement
     
  5. Yep. Though from 7to about 11 it was nice and clear. beautiful sunrise today

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  6. nice bycatch! he looks hungry.
     
  7. that guy looks hungry!! Most of the ones we have been finding look like tank....very well fed
     
  8. Jim -
    I agree; the majority of the native char I have encounter have been feeding well and are in excellent condition. However there is usually pretty common to find fish that are in a need of an additional meal or two. I think it is due in part to the how quickly they drop downstream post spawn and whether they have been able to take advantage of the bonanza that the pink and chum salmon eggs and carcasses provide. Especially in a year like this one where the fall (in the upper watershed) was warmer than normal -(later spawning) and lack of higher flows to push the kelts downstream.

    Curt
     
  9. New Years day I hooked in the biggest Dolly I've ever seen in the Skagit...sorry - no pics.
     
  10. Must have been a hog, I've seen some big ones in there.
     

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