how has the west side season been?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Clint F, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    Hey guys, dont want spots or to know where your fishing. I was just wondering how everyones steelhead season has been on the wet side of the state? Including hatchery fish, i know the natives arnt in full swing yet, just wondering how everyone would rate the season so far.

    Clint
     
  2. Phil Fravel

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    Theres fish. Just seems a bit slower than last year. The returns also seem to be down
     
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    I can tell you this - there is very little chatter about it over here!!
     
  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    slowest start to any of my winter steelhead seasons in years.
     
  5. It was very slow this year both salmon. And steel
     
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    4 trips, none hooked or landed. It could be better.

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  7. Andrew Lawrence

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    Same here.
     
  8. I didn't even catch a chum for my first time in 7 years
     
  9. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    winter started well swinging up summer fish. fewer fish, but even far fewer people this year. enjoyed it more than past years. think my winter fishing this month will all be in oregon. less driving, more options, family too.
     
  10. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I know it was a miserable salmon year. I dont like to hear the numbers are down. Although i do like to hear there isnt too many people out there. I get back on wednesday. Hopefully i can have my best year yet. or atleast like 2 years ago. Thanks for the overall picture guys. Appreciate it.

    Clint
     
  11. pirate

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    Fishing is always good, the catching this year seems slow.
     
  12. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I did alright for salmon, but nothing for steelhead. Hoping I don't draw a blank for this winter on steelhead!
     
  13. Dan Cuomo

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    Slow. Low and clear hasn't helped. Out here yesterday, 2/2, and rivers are at nicer levels and color, but still slow except for the boat parade.
     
  14. Rick Todd

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    3 full days between the NF Nooksack and the Skagit with only a couple big bull trout to show for it! Rick
     
  15. jsuyes

    jsuyes FFF-CCI

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    I did well for Hatchery Steelhead in December. Fewer people too. Its been slow for natives.