MF Snoqualmie last Thursday

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  1. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I doubt that it would have come the SF. The Westslopes on SF are only way up high on it with too many Falls in the way. As you and Joe suggest, I would imagine it likely came from one of the Lakes feeding the MF.
     
  2. fly-by

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    Have Westies been stocked in MF drainage lakes recently?
     
  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I don't believe that WSCTs have been planted anywhere west of the Cascade Crest in quite some time (ie. decades) but I can find out and will report back when I have definitive answers. SEPA prohibits stocking of any species now that wasn't already present so pretty much the only fish being planted are CCTs and RBs with a very few Goldens and Browns in very remote lakes.

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    Thought that was the case. Perhaps there is a small self sustaining population in the MF. Westslopes seem to show up in pretty unexpected places. I seem to recall a thread where someoned reported catching one in the Sauk.
     
  5. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    It's good to see the fish are starting to look up in the MF. Although the runoff is soon going to push them back into hiding.

    I think the mayflies you saw were likely to be March Browns, rather than Brown Drakes. The MBs usually are abundant in mid/late April and probably are still showing up on these cold streams.

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  6. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Jay,

    Thanks for the pic. It is making me anxious to get back on the SF in July.

    I love the little fisheez in da little streams. They attack dry flies with abandon.

    My 2 weight sees more action than any of my larger rods.

    My pic is a typical cuttie that I catch on the upper reaches of the SF.
     
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  7. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Not a great shot to show the entire fish, but this was a 11-12" MF Cutt from a few years ago. Biggest I've personally seen. They don't rise with reckless abandon the way the smaller fish do...
     

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  8. Matt B

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    No they do not.
     
  9. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Here is one of the largest I have seen on any fork of the Sno:

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    If it's the purity of the water from the westside rivers that keeps them small, then why are there other S rivers, or just other rivers on the westside with larger resident fish?
     
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    If it's the purity of the water from the westside rivers that keeps them small, then why are there other S rivers, or just other rivers on the westside with larger resident fish?
     
  12. Joe Goodfellow

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    Here's another one I got is this a west lope? I'm catching these big guys above the bridge. I put lots of time on the middle fork I've been blessed.
     
  13. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Joe that's a gorgeous fish, especially when caught that far up the river.

    Stew
     
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  14. Tyler Speir

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    I'm going with you next time......
     
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  15. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    That looks like a Westslope to me. Nice fish, too. A buddy of mine lives on the SF in town and caught a 15 incher a couple years ago.
     
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