Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by ambassadeur10000, Dec 31, 2013.
All the S river hatchery numbers are way low, not just the Stilly. Tokul is the one exception.
the sky actually has decent #'s in comparison....if you combine all the hatcheries
nah man stilly epic, everyone go to stilly!
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.
Ya I was comparing it to the 9 at fortson
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.
teach me the stilly please
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.
Its OK we can just go to the deschutes instead
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.
I've been contemplating hanging up the steelhead gear for a few years and fish other fisheries.
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.
I believe the time spent without a touch makes you better.....
Cast - hike - pay attention to your fishing...
Everyone likes to hook up
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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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.
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.
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