Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by JayH, May 7, 2013.
Here's what the spot looks like
Nice fish! I haven't caught anything above probably 11-12" on the SF.
Were those all caught sub-surface?
That's n incredible fish Joe. Can I ask you which bridge you are referring to when you say "above the bridge"? Thx.
I suspect there are a few factors that enter into this, the main one being that those other rivers have anadromous fish that provide a nutrient source (and perhaps genetics for larger fish) that is not found above the falls of the Snoqualmie. Also, those rivers have lower gradient, more nutrient rich stretches lower in their drainages that fish can make use of in certain times of the year. That being said, there are still precious few resident trout of much size in any of the S rivers.
Looking at the photo Joe posted, if that's the MF it's pretty small, leading me to believe its above the footbridge at Dingford Creek, quite a ways up.
All my largest fish on the SF (and including that one in the picture caught by a friend) we caught on dries.
Last year is the first in a few years I did not catch a 12+inch fish on any trip to the SF.
Please don't answer this question ...
Close but no cigar kent water was really low in August.
You know it's that one bridge goes over the water
Oh, that one!
Here's one from a couple years back.
There was a guy--troutingham--that had a pic of an absolute hog from the SF in the gallery. Like 20+ inches. It's not there anymore.
Mr Lufkin has a picture of probably the largest SF trout I've seen. Don't be shy Kent, post that pic!
Since you asked so nicely Jesse! Troutingham's was significantly larger than this guy though.
I can't speak for the NF but there are some beautiful fish in the MF and SF, you just have to put in the time on the water to find them. Sorry no picture but I picked up a nice 14" Cutt on the SF in Oct 2012.