What's the best steelhead river right now in the northwest?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by manitoba, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. manitoba

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    Anybody have any advice for the best steelhead river right now in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or southern BC? I'm looking to take a 4 day wading trip soon, but not sure where. Thanks.
     
  2. oldskool

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    uh oh......
     
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    If someone came on and posted up the "best steelhead river in the NW" for thousands to see... It wouldn't be the best anymore.

    Just sayin
     
  4. Ryan Nathe

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    Seriously?
     
  5. manitoba

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    ok, fine, haha, thanks for the help... yea, how about this... does anybody know any decent rivers to check out besides the methow, klickitat, grand ronde...I'm just looking to go somewhere else and don't know any destinations other than those in eastern washington.
     
  6. Dustin Bise

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    there is some chinook in the lower spokane and 30" browns good luck yo!
     
  7. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    Fish are all over the place in east side. The snake is good all the way to the Grand R. The Heavy rain we just had over here will only make it better.
     
  9. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I would really conceider the north fork of the stilly, you & your guide will have it all to yourselfs, the guides on the west side are starving to death ,So you should get a deal, It's a classic historical steelhead stream, althou your only about 20 years to late to see it in its heyday. But best of all you won't be on the wenachee or methow which is were everybody and ther dog are now fishing!
     
  10. Skysoldier

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    O'rad you are nuts and that picture is awesome :)
     
  11. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Just cuz the pic iz cool!

    And the best steelhead river is the one that you're standing in.. I'll give you a hint, I've fished four different rivers in the past ten days, all good ones.. they're the blue lines on the map and all within a 6 hour radius of the greater Seattle area... :cool:

    And I seriously am surprised that you got so many civil responses.. guess guys don't have the shack nasties... yet! :beer1:
     
  12. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    I had 'em, but penicillin cleared 'em right up.
     
  13. dreamonafly

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    thats an coooooool pic.. bill
     
  14. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I would hit the peninsula if I was you.... just sayin'. The Sol Duc gets crossed by hwy 101 5 times, that equals lots of wading access. Add to that all the other access points, hatchery coho to spice things up, and many other rivers in the genetral area to hit as well, and I think you could have more water to fish than you could begin to touch. Just get a room in Forks and start exploring, and try to ignore all the rediculous twilight garbage everywhere.


    Peninsula steelhead in the forks region only take you seriously if you wear glitter, so you look like edward.
     
  15. Backwoods Angler

    Backwoods Angler If you tell them, they'll know!

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    Its just one after another with you eager anglers isn't it lol I joined the site to talk about fishing, not ask where the best rivers are or when to go to them. However alot of anglers are about numbers, not the experience. I believe Google would be a productive way to go, you would be surprised at the information on it. Also go check out guide reports, then you can get an idea on where to go. Get rescourceful and enjoy the fishing :)