Poor eastside steelhead rivers.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    western WA
    "The lady at the 76 station where I bought this bait said I could use it here."
     
  2. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2005
    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    997
    Location:
    bellingham wa
    Home Page:
    It's a 2 year old thread. Any mention of nymphing (Christian's excluded) was 2 years old.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  3. generic

    generic Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,538
    Likes Received:
    903
    The best one (and I witnessed this personally) was The sudden lack to speak English. No lie, I was talking to a guy explaining he can't use bait (he was speaking perfect English). When the officer showed up, all of a sudden he couldn't "understand" what the patrolman was saying.
     
  4. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    2,891
    Location:
    Everett, Washington, USA.
    Huh again? Mentioned in this thread and more often and more recent than 2 years ago. Just saying. Besides, and I know this is treasoness, I don't just nymph, sometimes I indicator fish swinging flies. I think I just heard a sudden intake of breath from the forum. I wonder if Haig would have indicator fished with nymphs if he would have know how well it worked? I wonder how "tradition" would look different. Oh to only have a time machine and alternate time lines to explore.

    Ira..
     
  5. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    497
    Location:
    western WA
    The officer just needs to say he's shooting anyone in brown shoes. Pablo no hablo will look down to see what shoes he has on.
     
  6. BDD

    BDD Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    453
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Home Page:
    While this thread may be two years old, the situation is still the same. A growing population and decreased fishing opportunity will mean crowded rivers well into the future. While driving home from my third trip in three years to northern BC to fish steelhead, I came to the conclusion that I really have no desire anymore to fish rivers like the Sky, Cow, or even my beloved Skagit. The appeal just isn't there anymore, especially after spending a week in BC. However, I still have a great desire to fish the eastside rivers for summer steelhead.
     
  7. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,591
    Likes Received:
    1,975
    Location:
    Duvall, wa
    Home Page:
    Just got home. Went out that way again despite my better judgement. We got skunked 2 of three full days (and the creel checker was shocked we had even caught fish. we were the first of 20 she talked to who had hit anything). Lots of people, very few fish.
     
  8. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2005
    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    997
    Location:
    bellingham wa
    Home Page:
    I don't think anyone cares. Keep having an argument with yourself.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  9. Methow

    Methow Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Twisp, Wa.
    Die thread die.
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,942
    Likes Received:
    2,245
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    The river I fished had very wobbly rocks. Not too slick, just so many were unstable. Did nymph, swing and skate. Made lots of casts and got to hear my drag make some noise. If they keep putting hatchery fish into them we all have a duty to behave ourselves and bonk them before they deposit their DNA into the gravel.
     
  11. buckkiller1

    buckkiller1 Banned or Parked

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yakima Wa
    cmon guys is there really a river that does not get fished hard if we want to blame any one for the crowds on our local rivers lets blame our local shops posting on there web pages and GUIDES taking new comers fishing, people pay for 1 or 2 trips and then they take all there friends and use every tactic they have learned from the guide its the nature of the beast we all learned from someone else some showed each of us how at some point. The rivers will always have pressure but its the guy who knows and i mean really knows the water that will bring more chrome to the net.
     
  12. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    2,891
    Location:
    Everett, Washington, USA.
    I think that you'd be wrong and you continuing to post replies tells me that I have a partner to this arguing thing, so wrong again.

    Ira..
     
  13. Methow

    Methow Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Twisp, Wa.
    More people come to this river from what they have read or what a buddy said then any amount that come from guides taking people out That and the bs reports that some people and certain guides put up on web sites.
     
  14. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    6,591
    Likes Received:
    1,975
    Location:
    Duvall, wa
    Home Page:
    I read a recent glowing report from a guide service who hadn't even been out yet (according to multiple sources on the water).
     
  15. Robert Fyall

    Robert Fyall Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonds, WA