Methow Shutdown

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  1. Kim McDonald

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    I probably talked with the same creel counter on the Wenatchee on Saturday...lots of Chinooks, but only one steelies (I thought he said it was a wild but I may be wrong).

    Gorgeous day to be out on the river, though.

    Kim
     
  2. PT

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure most of those guys are still hammering away on the really nice size chrome silvers pushing into the rivers.
     
  3. CLO

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    I think you mean fire trucks.
     
  4. PT

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    Not too many fire trucks in this recent batch. And, we're still catching silvers in the salt.

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  5. CLO

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    cool
     
  6. CLO

    CLO Future WFF Mod

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    You were right, thanks for the report.


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  7. bennysbuddy

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    Don't blame me for the added pressure I'm busy at work trying to fund obama care...
     
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  8. Evan Burck

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    Made one more trip. The angler pressure this year is substantially higher than I've seen the past couple seasons. For the lower number of fish, I wasn't expecting that this year. Overall, a pretty disappointing season. I have had a few good friends who know the river well come up blanked.

    That said, I've done my part to help the river
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  9. CLO

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    The Shutdown is here. Sounds like the Methow is getting shut down within a week but I'm still waiting to hear back on the official date.

    My Columbia river trib endorsement didn't save the day.
     
  10. troutdopemagic

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    I fished the 'Natch yesterday and I saw literally no other fisherman anywhere and I fished from Dryden to below Cashmere. Not that I'm complaining. Too bad I only had one grab......
     
  11. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    That's pure magic.
     
  12. Ryan Higgins

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    Pressure has been average on the snatch. Most of the fishers are at the mouth, only seeing a few boats floating the river all day.
     
  13. Evan Burck

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    I floated the 'snatch opening day. Had the whole river to ourselves.
     
  14. Kelly Michelsen

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    I fished the Methow today it was slooooow only 3 fish checked by the checker
    By around 3 pm. I had 1 on only for a short strong pull, the checker
    Said she heard it would close soon but did out know a date.
    Kelly Michelsen