Skykomish Report 6/5

I will be in my WM floating from high bridge so If you see a dude with a rep your water hat and fly rods strapped to his watermaster that will be me. Hopefully its not too bad crowd wise. I'm not sure how far sleds can get up river right now so hopefully that limits a few boats. I have had some close calls in my WM with sleds. Apparently its funny to almost run somebody over on the river.
Nice report. I swung the spot featured in your first photo on Tuesday evening. Must have been before the railroad nazis were out in force as I didn't see another human all evening.

Lost something decent in the inside seam right where you're standing. Didn't feel like steel but certainly bigger than a cutty. Fun bushwacking and boulder hopping in there and none of the combat of Reiter.

Hope some fly guys find some Sky steel this weekend. My woodinville gear buddies have been reporting hatchery brat bloodbaths daily.


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Nice day on the river!

Early reports from the Sky indicate that we may be in for an exception summer!!

From the yesterday's Everett Herald - "...the best opener in many years....knowledgeable fisherman estimated 150 to 200 steelhead taken in the stretch of Reiter down to the cable hole."

The jet sheds also had a good opener in the middle river. The early returns to the hatchery rack at Reiter is running roughly 3 times of that at this time last year.

Could it be that marine survivals are actually starting to turn around - good summer returns, the second good escapement of wild steelhead in the Skagit - fingers crossed that the trend continues.


David Dalan

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My buddies whacked a bunch on the opener as well. Good to hear good news. Hell I might even visit Reiter this year :)
I've been out twice since the opener swinging a few runs and hanging out with my buddies from BNSF without so much as a sniff. Monday will hopefully offer something more promising. Water is surprisingly clear for when I fished it 7K or so.


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so did the BN railroad guys actually come out and run you off ? guess i cant blame them with all the wackos out there. but it does limit the entry points.

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