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What is your favorite fishery and your second and your third and so on?

For me........

1) winter steelhead
2) summer steelhead
3) sea run cutthroat in fresh water
4) sea run cutthroat in the estuary
5) salmons anywhere
6) trout anywhere
 

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1) winter steelhead
Skykomish
2) summer steelhead
NF Stilly
3) sea run cutthroat in fresh water
Main Stilly
4) sea run cutthroat in the estuary
Many locations on Puget Sound
5) salmons anywhere
Lower Stilly, maybe Sky.
6) trout anywhere
Westside lakes
 
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That's a great question... In Washington, I guess it would be as follows:

1. Trout - wherever I show up
2-5. Ditto

March through June are predominantly lakes, July through September I tend to generally carouse in more of an alpine "skinny water" setting, October through Feb... I won't say.
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Hmmm, that's a toughy.

1/2 tie) winter steelhead/fall salmon
3)summerrun steelhead
4)springer salmon
5)salt fishing in general (src's, coho, etc)
6)trout fishing (any situation)
 

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I forgot what I was supposed to remember.

I think that this same question came up on another web site}( . But I'm not to sure how I answered it. But could this be a test?:dunno .

Lets see:

Steelhead
Sea Run Cutts
Trout
Salmon

All in fresh water. Don't like to put my gear in the salt water. I don't put them in order as I fish for them whenever I get the whim to go fishing.
Jim
 

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1) Estuary Striped Bass on an outgoing tide in the moonlight during a cinder worm hatch.
2) Iliamna Rainbow Trout in June and September.
3) Wild Steelhead, anytime, anywhere.
4) Sea Run Cutthroat Trout in the salt anytime.
5) Elwha Rainbows above the Canyon in the fall.
 

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1)Summer steelhead
2)Coho Salmon - fresh water September through December!!!
3)Sockeye salmon - love the fight...hate the bite!
4)Coho Salmon - at Sekiu in the salt.
5) Sea-Run Cutts - fresh or salt
6) Rainbow trout - I like the way they jump.
7) Chinook - fun but I wish they would jump once in awhile...
 

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sea runs in the salt in the fall
dry fly fishing for trout in rivers
BC lake trout fishing
accidental salmon while fishing sea runs

recovering steelheader, but when I did it was dry fly summer runs chasing an October caddis
 

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Tops: Catching wild rainbow trout.
Next: Fishing for wild rainbow trout

and brookies, cutties, browns, in that order.

Let's not forget bass, perch, bluegills, whitefish, shad, carp, and any other fish that will take my offering and tug on my line.

And some day soon, salmon in the salt.

Roper,

Good things come to those who wade...
 

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2) summer steelhead
South Fork Sky or Lower Deschutes
6) trout anywhere
Ummm, Montana (Missouri or Bitterroot)
1) winter steelhead
Skagit
3) sea run cutthroat in fresh water
Stilly
4) sea run cutthroat in the estuary
Not often enough for an honest answer
5) salmons anywhere
Straight O Juan (Seiku)

I fish therefore I lie.
 

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All the salmonoids. Inside of that grouping, I gave this some thought & don't really think I have a "favorite". My favorite tends to change with the seasons...& I equally enjoy all four seasons (even though WA only has 2 seasons LOL). When the salmon are running hard, I find it hard to justify spending my sparse fishing time chasing 10" trout when I can generally catch them year round -not that it's a size thing, but when else can I test the structural integrity of my 9wt & my forearms too for that matter. Most of our other hobbies & pastimes change throughout the year due to the season, so why not what thrills us at the end of the line?
When's somebody gonna say CARP, #1??? I know it's coming.
easygoer:beer2
 

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We're lucky in western WA to have so many different species and tactics to try! I totally dig the seasons and the different fish coming and going. really a special place. My faves over the past year:

1. Char with modified trout tactics
2. Waking surface flies for steelhead in the summer/fall
3. Coho salt and fresh
4. Winter steelhead
5. Salmon (Chum & Pinks)
6. SRC (need to spend more time on them in the salt)
 

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1. Trout
2. Trout
3. Trout
4. Trout
5. Trout
6. Trout
7. Big Browns
8. Sight fishing for anything (bass bugs, waking flies, permit, bonefish, marlin, whatever).
9. Steelhead
10. Lakes

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Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job.
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