Local rivers around seattle and fall city,Wa

#1
I have been out on the middle fork of the Snoquamie reiver several times. I have used every fly in my box, ihave used droppers, nyphs, but nothing seems to attract the fish.
I see mant fishermen down there and they all complain no fish.Is the something I am missing about the middle fork?
tony :SAD
 

Rob Blomquist

Formerly Tight Loops
#2
I had the same problem yesterday. 5 hours of fishing the MF, and nothing. I didn't even see a fish, but the water was so crystal clear, I actually waded over the top of my waders.

Don't take it as a big deal, its just September, and the water is low and clear, wait for a little rain and the fish won't be as spooky.

Try the Tolt, the Mainstem below the falls, and the Sky or Snohomish. SRCs are there as are steelies. I will probably hit the river tonight with a 4 weight looking for SRCs, and maybe I will find out how big a steelie is on a 4 weight.

Rob
 
#3
Thanks for the info.
Its so frustrating to go out and see nothing on the rivers. Any suggestion for the fly, or dropper types in this river.
tony
 
#4
Pretty much the same happened to me on Saturday. I was at the middle fork for about 4 hours and only caught one. Had several strikes, but all by fish that were too small.

Last weekend I had better luck.

Maybe I'll try further up the MF road... or the South fork... or below the falls. It's nice to have so many options. :HAPPY
 
#6
This time of year when the water is low and so clear, I've always had better luck on all three tribs (NF, MF, & SF) in the late evening (1 hour before dark) fishing dries - PMDs, BWOs, Caddis, it doesn't seem to matter. Last month size #14 was working pretty well. This month, you might try dropping to a size #16.

Be as unobtrusive as you can, work the seams, and you'll hook.

Cheers,

Michael

Remember, Son. Catch, Gloat, then Release.