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Didn't get any takers, huh.

People here are kind of closed mouth on where to fish and post it on the open internet. You'd be better off by telling about yourself and what areas you might want to fish in. And what kind of gear you plan to use.

Good luck.
 

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Didn't get any takers, huh.

People here are kind of closed mouth on where to fish and post it on the open internet. You'd be better off by telling about yourself and what areas you might want to fish in. And what kind of gear you plan to use.

Good luck.
Thanks for the advise, that's not a bad idea. I'm definitely not out to snake anybody's favorite spots. I'm just a dude in his mid 30's who likes to explore some of the more unknown areas in our great state and of course I love to fly-fish. I have some buddies who I fish with but with jobs and life it's sometimes hard to coordinate times to get together so I was hoping to find a few more like-minded people to get out and fish with. I live in Pierce County but have no limits on which areas I'd like to explore this year. The whole Naches drainage is kind of on the top of the list I would say. Anyway, hit me up if you like to fly-fish for trout, hike, drink beer and shoot the shit.
 

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I used to live in the Greater Everett area. I know the mountains Skinny water pretty good. But I don't really put it out on here anymore. I have fished the Foss river, Miller, Beckler, Money Creek, Rapid River, and a whole lot more.

All I found I found by exploring. It's a lot of fun finding where to fish and what you can catch. I did all my searching before this thing called the internet. I would just get a map and go looking. But I was younger then and could go all day. Now I just pick and choose where to go.

I'm in Montana now and I know where the fish are. So choosing where to go is easy.
 

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Like Jim I fished in the years past also. When I first moved to WA I had a Metzger map of Snohomish county and noted all the close in creeks. I fished Swamp Creek, Johnson's Creek, Little Bear Creek, Cherry Creek, the Samammish Slough and a bunch of other local ones. You might note that the first 4 or 5 I listed are now closed to fishing.

Jim's mantra is get a map of the area you want to fish, check the regs to see what's open and then explore. Most, if not all waters hold fish.
 
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I used to live in the Greater Everett area. I know the mountains Skinny water pretty good. But I don't really put it out on here anymore. I have fished the Foss river, Miller, Beckler, Money Creek, Rapid River, and a whole lot more.

All I found I found by exploring. It's a lot of fun finding where to fish and what you can catch. I did all my searching before this thing called the internet. I would just get a map and go looking. But I was younger then and could go all day. Now I just pick and choose where to go.

I'm in Montana now and I know where the fish are. So choosing where to go is easy.
I never spotted you on QuilCeda creek !
 

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In Washington state be very careful. It is my understanding that if it is not expressly said to be open in the regulations then it is closed to angling.
They've closed so much water it isn't funny anymore. I have noticed that they even have closed some water far above where fish can't get to. I don't think they use their brains when seen what they can close.
 

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In Washington state be very careful. It is my understanding that if it is not expressly said to be open in the regulations then it is closed to angling.
Interesting. I always thought that it was implied in the regs guide that if a body of water is not mentioned then it defaults to the standard state gamefish rules for that year.
 

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Interesting. I always thought that it was implied in the regs guide that if a body of water is not mentioned then it defaults to the standard state gamefish rules for that year.
Nope. This got changed a year or two ago.

Now unless moving water is specifically listed as open, it is closed. Note also that all opportunity will be listed - meaning, if a specific section of a river isn't listed, even if other sections are listed, then you can't fish that section. Same with dates. All open sections and open dates will be listed. If there is nothing listed where and when you want to fish, then it is closed.

The best way to avoid trouble is to assume that it is closed - then read the regs and try to prove yourself wrong. Doing it the other way around gets people in trouble.
 

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Getting out to explore those blue lines in the backcountry has been very rewarding for me, however work keeps getting in the way so my adventures have been limited. I wish you luck in your backcountry exploration and remember if things look sketchy when your out there, always play it safe. More than a few of our fellow fly fishers have been lost to fishing accidents.
 

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Nope. This got changed a year or two ago.

Now unless moving water is specifically listed as open, it is closed. Note also that all opportunity will be listed - meaning, if a specific section of a river isn't listed, even if other sections are listed, then you can't fish that section. Same with dates. All open sections and open dates will be listed. If there is nothing listed where and when you want to fish, then it is closed.

The best way to avoid trouble is to assume that it is closed - then read the regs and try to prove yourself wrong. Doing it the other way around gets people in trouble.
Such a dumb rule. I appreciate the info though Freestone (and Rob).
 

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Getting out to explore those blue lines in the backcountry has been very rewarding for me, however work keeps getting in the way so my adventures have been limited. I wish you luck in your backcountry exploration and remember if things look sketchy when your out there, always play it safe. More than a few of our fellow fly fishers have been lost to fishing accidents.
Good advice. Hit me up if you ever get some time to get out there this year.
 
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