• North fork stilly

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 #244058  by jake_k
 Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:45 am
Hello all,

I have been looking for new places to fish a bit closer to my home in Bellingham. I usually fish the Skykomish for steelhead during the winter. One river I have not fished ever is the north fork of The stilly. I noticed that it opens for all fishermen on December 1. I am not looking for any specific spots or anything but would this river give me a chance at a steelhead this season? Any input is appreciated
 #244062  by Lee Howe
 Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:49 am
I caught my first steelhead at the Fortson Hole about 20 years ago. A very good hole across the river from the old Fortson mill. Its a beautiful small river, think small and light gear. I haven't fished it since we moved to Spokane 16 years ago. Lee
 #244120  by scraig1962
 Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:40 am
Hwy 530 follows the N.fork Stilly so there's a lot of places to pull over and fish. I usually start at Fortson and work down from there. My favorite holes are Fortson, Cpost then Cicero and they all have produced steelhead in the past. I plan on taking my daughter up there this year. Pm me if you need a map.