Where Is The Best Steelheading In The World

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#53
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
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#54
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
Its OK we can just go to the deschutes instead
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#58
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.
 
#60
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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