wenatchee fly fishing

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  1. Ryan Higgins

    Ryan Higgins Active Member

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    I slept in today, will be out tomorrow. Tying some flies up tonight to try out there. Will most likely be casting practice, but it is what it is.
     
  2. suckegg

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    There's hope! I know two guys that fish it weekly and are averaging two/three fished landed per trip, as recently as Wed. If I wasn't so busy I go with them and knock down their landed percentage.
    Mostly wild fish. Not swinging.
     
  3. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    That was implied when you said:
     
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  4. Nick Clayton

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    Greedy bastards
     
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  5. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    It was snowing this morning, so I might wander out this afternoon if it warms up any-34 outside right now.
     
  6. Ryan Higgins

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    Played around for a few hours this morn. Got one bump swinging, no hookup. It was spitting a bit of snow and the wind started to kick up. Water is pretty cold as to be expected. Found a "fishing camp" on the bank. Surrounded by beer cans and other garbage including a few containers of salmon eggs. Got to love poachers.
     
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    Might be good to report the location of this fishing camp so as to give WDFW enforcement a head's up on the situation.
     
  8. Ryan Higgins

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    I had planned on it. My buddy knows the local warden quite well. I also took pictures of the bait containers.
     
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  9. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    going to drink in the barbaric village tonight (The Loft, friend has a gig there) and swing the snatch in the morning

    if anyone would like to tag along on a walk and wade, although it may be more like crawl and wade after tonight....
     
  10. marc ersfeld

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    Not really any Steelies in Tumwater Canyon. Fish Leavenworth and below. Cashmere has some good spots to fish from the bank as does Leavenworth. I assume you will be on the bank as trying to float Tumwater would be suicide. Check regs for opportunities. They don't open it every year but lately they have been. When is the question, and not answered by the regs book.
     
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  11. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    I grew up in Cashmere........ I was definitely not fishing in or around Leavenworth. I know that entire river pretty well, including all the private access I haz from being semi-local and an orchardist. But thank you for the advice, I only go to the barbaric village to drink, fish the icicle with my 3 wt or get to my auntie's cabin on lake wetsnatch
     
  12. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    The main reason to fish Leavenworth and below is that Tumwater Canyon is closed to fishing, even below the dam.

    "Wenatchee River: Open from the mouth to the Icicle River Road Bridge, including the Icicle River from the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Barrier Dam. Night closure and selective gear rules apply. Motorized vessels are not allowed."
     
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  13. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    who the hell said anything about fishing Tumwater canyon?

    edit: unless still referring to OP, but thought that was handled first 5 pages...
     
  14. Porter

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    Lake wetsnatch....hum, story behind this name? :D
     
  15. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    sadly no, just lame ass teenagers trying to be funny on myspace back in the day (2005), and sadly, I still think it's funny.

    probably dates back to the natives, but that was first I heard of it.