Washington 2011 Trip

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by dude_1967, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. dude_1967

    dude_1967 Chris

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    Hello,

    My annual Washington trip took place late September - mid October 2011.

    When visiting Washington, I focus on Cascade streams and higher tributaries in Western Washington. I fished pretty hard, mostly weekdays, and predominantly with nymphs during daylight. As always, Washington fly fishing was quite challenging, with lots of cold, clear water, slippery rocks and a few very nice fish. This year's fishing was good even though there were a few high-water phases --- even floods. I do put a lot of work into these fish in terms of hiking, wading, tying, planning, etc.

    I had the opportunity to catch:
    - Several steelhead, both hatchery as well as native
    - A beautiful fair-hooked king hen over 20 pounds.
    - A nice, fat dolly.
    - Rainbows and Cutthroat in Cascade streams.
    - SRC's, whitefish, pinks, etc.

    I also engaged in quite a lot of salmon watching and river walking and pondering. I observed every species of O.whatever except Keta. It was good to see small, but true native runs of Sockeyes in some cold-water tributaries.

    Some pictures are included. I hope to be able to visit and fish next year as well.

    Sincerely, Chris.
     
  2. Angler 77

    Angler 77 AKA Scott Jones

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    Wow great summary. Is this a yearly trip you take? The char sure is a nice looking specimen!
     
  3. funfisher

    funfisher Fish On!

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    :thumb:Very nice!
     
  4. dude_1967

    dude_1967 Chris

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    Yes, usually every year in September / October.
     
  5. tediousthumper

    tediousthumper Hello My name is Thad and Im addicted to flyfishin

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    Ahh Good times, thanks for the report.
     
  6. Craig Pablo

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    Thanks for the awesome report, nice pics, looks like a great time!:thumb::thumb: