Skagit Report

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by miyawaki, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Speyfly

    Speyfly New Member

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    Way to go Leland. I've been wanting to fish with John for quite a while, I always enjoy his company at Patrick's.
     
  2. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    John is a good friend and we fish together as often as our schedules permit. The man knows his river. Let me amend that - John knows as much as you can about the Skagit as it lets you. The river changes with each flood and yesterday was a day of exploration for places that he will take his clients. We fished some new little slots that weren't there a couple months ago.

    Yesterdays fish had the most translucent, rosy caudal and anal fins of any steelhead I can remember.

    Leland.
     
  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    We use to call them pecker fish, strip them in as fast as we could than let them go to eat up the steelies eggs. Now they are protected, Why? They have always been predators these little dollie varden trout but they eat up a lot of wild steelhead eggs. The last steelhead egg will probably be eaten by a dollie.
     
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    All fish are forage for other fish or other critters. Eat and or be eatten. It's a rough world out there.
     
  5. fullerfly

    fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    For some reason we call them Lizard Fish...not sure why.. I think we were spying on some guys 8 or so years ago and heard one of them call a dolly a lizard fish.
     
  6. inland

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    Now that is funny! A friend started calling them lizard fish 10-11 years back. Don't know if he made it up. Or picked it up. Of course it stuck throughout our group.

    William
     
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    fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    Does he yell Lizard fish everytime he catches one....because we do now. It would have been around 2002 on the same run Kate, Dan, and I ran into you last year.
     
  8. Leopardbow

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    Great looking fish.
     
  9. stewart dee

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    good job, nice shot.
     
  10. StoneBro

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    Dollies eating eggs - old myth
     
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    Char are always messing up the food chain.
     
  12. Nooksack Mac

    Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    Today the Skagit below Concrete was clear and about as low as I've seen it in winter. The lower Sauk was clear and low also.