Where Is The Best Steelheading In The World

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by ambassadeur10000, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    All the S river hatchery numbers are way low, not just the Stilly. Tokul is the one exception.
     
  2. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    the sky actually has decent #'s in comparison....if you combine all the hatcheries
     
  3. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    nah man stilly epic, everyone go to stilly!
     
  4. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Reiter and the wallace have something like 60 combined. That's not very good.
    The Bogy even has about 1/10 of what it should.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Ya I was comparing it to the 9 at fortson
     
  6. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    In all fairness, fortson would have 22% more fish if it wasn't for me :)
    But fortson usually gets less than other facilities in the region.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    teach me the stilly please
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Sad state of affairs for anyone just getting into the game and trying to catch their first steelhead on Puget Sound streams.
    I feel very fortunate to have gotten to experience some excellent fishing in the 60's through the 80's.
    SF
     
  9. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Its OK we can just go to the deschutes instead
     
  10. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Have fun....
     
  11. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Lesson #1: leave the fly rod at home.
    Lesson #2: fish a lot.

    Follow my plan and someday you can catch two steelhead in a season like me.
     
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    sroffe Active Member

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    I've been contemplating hanging up the steelhead gear for a few years and fish other fisheries.
     
  13. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Same here Sam. The amout of time I chase steelhead now is a fraction of the time I used to.
    Saltwater and stillwater fishing has replaced much of my steelhead fishing.
     
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    I believe the time spent without a touch makes you better.....
    Cast - hike - pay attention to your fishing...
    Everyone likes to hook up
     
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    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    http://wdfw.wa.gov

    January 3, 2014

    Portions of the Cascade and Stillaguamish
    rivers will close to fishing

    Action: Portions of the Cascade and Stillaguamish rivers will be closed to fishing.

    Effective dates: Jan. 6, through Jan. 31, 2014.

    Species affected: All species.

    Locations:

    The Cascade River, a tributary of the Skagit River, from the Rockport-Cascade Road downstream to the mouth.
    The North Fork Stillaguamish River, from the Swede Heaven Bridge downstream approximately 4 river miles to the French Creek confluence. This closure includes the Whitehorse Hatchery intake and Fortson Hole area of the North Fork Stillaguamish.
    Reasons for action: The Marblemount and Whitehorse hatcheries have been unable to collect enough returning hatchery winter steelhead broodstock to meet egg take needs. Closing the fisheries is necessary to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs.

    Other information: On Feb. 1 the fisheries will re-open to fishing as listed in the 2013-14 sport fishing pamphlet or sooner if egg take goals at the hatcheries are met.

    Information Contact: Jennifer Whitney, Stillaguamish River 425-775-1311 ext. 107. Brett Barkdull, Skagit River 360-466-4345 ext. 270.

    Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.
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