White/Stuck River Fly Fishing only C&R Oct

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  1. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Hey,

    I was double checking the regs for the Puyallup and noticed the White River is open this month for Fly Fishing Only .

    Has anyone fished it? If so, how was it?

    I have been slamming the pinks and a few wild coho plus hatchery coho with conventional gear on the Puyallup.

    Just wondering if the White gets any of these fish.
     
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    Greg,

    The White receives runs of chinook (spring and fall), coho, pinks, chum, bull trout, steelhead, and the very occasional cutthroat. Except for a majority of the spring chinook and a few of the steelhead in the ESA recovery program (haa! sounds like AA for steelhead), all the fish are wild, well except for some hatchery strays from the Puyallup.

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  3. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Thanks Salmo. Not sure if I will try it. The pinks have slowed way down on the Puyallup so I assume the only fish left in the White are "zombie" pinks. Not much fight to the spawned out fish. The Puyalup/Carbon has a hatchery supporting hatchery coho plus I have hooked a few native coho - very fun. The natives thrash the water and are quite spunky.
     
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    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    "Slamming" was an incorrect word. "Catching" and gently releasing wild coho, dispatching and eating hatchery fish is a more appropriate version of what my fishing experience has been like for the past month on the Puyallup.
     

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