Skagit Pinks

zinger

Paul Singer
#1
What's up, my angling compadres.

Hoping to get your advice on Skagit pinks.

--Thinking about drifting Marblemount to Rockport in the next few days--what do you think, too far up? Or will there be fish?

--How far in to Sept. can the Skagit be productive for pinks?

Thanks, all, for any info. Cheers!
 

BDD

Active Member
#2
Check the flows before going. Should be coming down and coming into shape, unless more rain comes. Might want to check the regs too. Not sure if it is open to targeting pinks at Marblemount yet. And even if it is open, I would not expect them to be worthy of table fare so probably a C&R situation, which is fine too.
 

zinger

Paul Singer
#3
Check the flows before going. Should be coming down and coming into shape, unless more rain comes. Might want to check the regs too. Not sure if it is open to targeting pinks at Marblemount yet. And even if it is open, I would not expect them to be worthy of table fare so probably a C&R situation, which is fine too.
Thanks for the info, BDD. Much appreciated.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#5
Don't know about the river up high but I drove by the river in Burlington today and it looks like you could float it without a boat. Likely the worst condition I have seen the river in at this time of year. It looked like coffee with mocha mix in it.
 

zinger

Paul Singer
#6
Don't know about the river up high but I drove by the river in Burlington today and it looks like you could float it without a boat. Likely the worst condition I have seen the river in at this time of year. It looked like coffee with mocha mix in it.
Good to know. Thanks for the intel, KerryS!
 

Evan Burck

Fudge Dragon
#7
I floated Baker to birdsview on Thursday, and it was DEAD. And I mean completely dead. Did that drift two weeks ago and lost count of the fish we caught in pretty short order. Thursday, we netted 6 fish all day. The tribes have been netting quite a bit, and it's showing. We hardly saw any rollers or anything.
 

zinger

Paul Singer
#8
I floated Baker to birdsview on Thursday, and it was DEAD. And I mean completely dead. Did that drift two weeks ago and lost count of the fish we caught in pretty short order. Thursday, we netted 6 fish all day. The tribes have been netting quite a bit, and it's showing. We hardly saw any rollers or anything.
Thanks for the info, Evan.
 

Hyde

New Member
#9
I was fishing just above Rockport on 9-11-01, the river was filthy with them that day. I've fished that area many times in early Sept and have found TONS of fish. The run just down from Swift Creek, and then of course the mixer run are my favorite areas. Some of the fish will be humped up fairly well, but there are lots of nice fish too.
 

zinger

Paul Singer
#10
I was fishing just above Rockport on 9-11-01, the river was filthy with them that day. I've fished that area many times in early Sept and have found TONS of fish. The run just down from Swift Creek, and then of course the mixer run are my favorite areas. Some of the fish will be humped up fairly well, but there are lots of nice fish too.
Thanks for the info, Hyde; mucho appreciated
 
#14
I fished the Skagit Monday, both below and above Sedro Woolley. The water was muddy, around ten inches of vis. Plenty of pinks breaching within easy casting distance from the shore. Some even took my flies.