Steelhead Rivers

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Charles Sullivan, Aug 27, 2016.

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  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Drove by it many times but never fished it. Wish I had........
    Morse Creek was another.
    SF
     
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    18 rivers between Idaho, Oregon, Washington and BC. All on the fly using 'classic' methods.

    One thing this thread made me remember is how much I used to like Steelhead fly fishing. And how much I don't today.

    What really ruined it for me was salmon fishing in Scotland. More enjoyable (FOR ME) sporting ethos throughout the salmon fishing world.

    I catch a lot fewer fish per year now but damn is it a lot more enjoyable.
     
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    I have a San Lorenzo (Santa cruz) steelhead too.. depends, there are some smaller options north and south of there that are possible too. Wouldn't be at all surprised to hear of further south fish.

    Grad school was fun like that. I bought a 8wt steelhead rod as soon as my student loan cleared. Priorities.
     
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    Salmo_g Well-Known Member

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    Nooksack, Skagit, Sauk, NF Stillaguamish, Skykomish, Sol Duc, Hoh, Queets, Salmon, Quinault, Humptulips, Wynoochee, Satsop, *****, ****, Gray's, Cowlitz, Green (Cowlitz Co.), Kalama, EF Lewis, Klickitat, Wenatchee, Methow, Deschutes, Clearwater, Snake, Grand Ronde, Copper, Kispiox, Bulkley, Morice, Thompson, Dean. And maybe a couple I forgot.
     
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    I forgot about the Lyre river..I stopped once..was laughed at by the locals..I left:) they had a dozen plus on the shoreline. was tough to fly easy to spin rod it.
    as for the numerous Skagit and Sauk successes, im not surprised....we really have alot of good steelheaders on this board.
    I need to fish BC..this years numbers are stellar and I was supposed to go in couple weeks :( fml
     
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  7. Verne

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    Anyone else caught a steelhead in the Naches River?
     
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    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    No, but I'd know other that have as well as some of the tribs. Not fly caught though.
    My ex's family has had a cabin on the river since the 30's.

    Her uncle kept telling me about catching big browns out of Naches back in the day.
    I figured that were just bull trout until he showed me the pictures.
    SF
     
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    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    It's not too late to make it up!
     
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    A fun thread! While I haven't fished outside of the North Puget Sound region often when I have I have found some success. My list includes

    Stamp
    Campbell
    Morice
    Bulkley
    Columbia
    Methow,
    Wenatchee
    Yakima
    Kalama
    Cowlitz
    Toutle
    Elochoman
    Calwah
    Bogachiel
    Sol Duc
    Skokomish
    Puyallup
    Green
    Cedar
    and in north Puget Sound
    Snoqualmie
    Tolt
    Raging
    Tokul
    Skykomish
    Sutlan
    Wallace
    NF Sky
    SF Sky
    Snohomish
    Pilchuck
    Stillaguamish
    Pilchuck Creek
    NF Stillaguamish
    SF Stillaguamish
    Canyon Creek
    Skagit
    Sauk
    Cascade
    Samish
    Chuckanut Creek
    Squalicum Creek
    Nooksack
    MF Nooksack
    NF Nooksack
    SF Nooksack

    In addition there is another 15 or so non-traditional steelhead streams that have produced steelhead for me that out of respect of those that enjoy exploring "blue lines" on the map will remain unnamed.

    Curt
     
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    A friend told me he fished the creek that runs through Suntides Golf Course for browns when it was a hayfield, back in the day. I've caught browns in the Yakima below Roza dam also.
     
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    Dizane Coast to Coast

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    Several have mentioned the Tolt now. I loved that river but can't remember ever catching a steelhead on it. Growing up in Issaquah with a mentor who lived in Preston meant I fished the Tolt a lot....and I watched my mentor hook and land several out of it. I was young and didn't know what I was doing. I've been tempted to re-visit it the last few years, but other rivers have won out so far.
     
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    I can't wait to produce a list that even resembles what you folks posted on this thread.
    Here are mine:
    Humber
    Credit
    Nottawasaga
    Mindemoya
    Kagawong
    Manitou
    Kalama

    Retired here and looking forward to fishing a few of the many beautiful rivers around OP!
     
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    washougal, sammamish, cedar, and the usual p/s streams. the one i didn't get to and wish i had just to say i did it is Salmon creek in Vancouver wa & pilchuck creek.
     
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    Guess I need to get out of SW Washington and NW Oregon more.

    Fished for and landed steelhead (*= fly):

    Sandy River, OR *
    Washougal *
    East Fork Lewis *
    Kalama *
    Clackamas *
    Salmon River, OR
    Wilson
    Trask
    Columbia * (main river below Bonneville dam)
    Little White Salmon * (CR trib mouth, aka Drano Lake)
    Herman Creek, OR * (CR trib mouth)
    Eagle Creek, OR * (CR trib mouth)
    Wind River * (CR trib mouth)

    Fished for and not landed steelhead:

    Klickitat *