How to get Steelhead (Skykomish)- ADVICE?

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Re: How to get Steelhead (Skykomish)- ADVICE?

Post by spoonman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:54 pm

racfish wrote:There are Spinners and also Spoons. They are different working lures. Spoons roll and drift and spinners actually spin down. Maybe Im late in answering this. I see some people say one and mean the other. If you toss a Vibrex / Blue Fox even with a single hook you'll catch. I swear by those. Lil Cleos or Lil Jewels are both great river spoons. The Crocodile or the Castmaster are a cast and retrieve spoon.
. Spinners spin down? :scratch:

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Post by jd39 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:59 pm

Go with a guide before you try to float it yourself, you may come across water that'll make you think twice about trying it in a small inflatable. I dont really know how difficult the water is on the sky, only bank fished the sky once but I'm a safety first kind of guy. I don't know enough about river fishing to offer any advice, sorry, the mention of the small inflatable made me want to chime in though. Good luck out there!

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Post by EAmon ___hoffman123 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:33 pm

What Jd39 said, i'd go with a guide first.
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Post by DannyL » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:22 am

Fishing from any floating device is illegal at reiter
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Post by natetreat » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:30 am

Do not float the Skykomish in an inflatable, unless it is made for white water. It is not safe. Every year we read the news stories and people think that it's okay to tube these rivers and they get injured, or worse. The river around reiter is even more dangerous than lower, and without white water gear, you're going to be swimming.

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Post by amandapanda » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:19 am

Sorry it took me so long to respond!
I didn't wind up fishing for steelhead yet... was pretty busy on local lakes. I hear the humpies will be running good this year. I have yet to go salmon fishing. *pout*

maybe it'll work out this year.
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Post by amandapanda » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:20 am

also.. thank you all for the great advice. I think I'll be doing a bit of studying before I get out and try for salmon. I guess I'm a slow starter. Looks like a ton of fun though! :)
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Post by strider43 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:38 am

amandapanda wrote:Sorry it took me so long to respond!
I didn't wind up fishing for steelhead yet... was pretty busy on local lakes. I hear the humpies will be running good this year. I have yet to go salmon fishing. *pout*

maybe it'll work out this year.

Humpies are a blast and there are several methods to catch them that you really don't have to have any advanced expertise.

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Post by amandapanda » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:33 am

That sounds like fun! After reading all the advice above about safety & not using my inflatable raft on the river... i'm looking for a good spot to shore fish and try to avoid the shoulder-to-shoulder thing. I understand that when the humpies come in this year... it'll be for about a month so I don't want to miss it!!!! I'm wondering when I should schedule my vacation.
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Post by strider43 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:22 pm

amandapanda wrote:That sounds like fun! After reading all the advice above about safety & not using my inflatable raft on the river... i'm looking for a good spot to shore fish and try to avoid the shoulder-to-shoulder thing. I understand that when the humpies come in this year... it'll be for about a month so I don't want to miss it!!!! I'm wondering when I should schedule my vacation.
Mid September the rivers will be full of Humpies and maybe even before then.

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Post by amandapanda » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:56 pm

Thanks! I'll keep my eyes out!
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Post by Mike Carey » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:32 am

amandapanda wrote:Thanks! I'll keep my eyes out!
use the historical data from 2013 and prior.

Go to the River Index (black menu bar)

Click on Snohomish River Reports

Above the reports, use the "Species Select" and pick Pink Salmon. The report page will reset to show only pink salmon fishing reports.

Now you can start doing some heavy duty research on dates fished, what anglers used, and some of the reports will have hotspots for you to look at.

That should keep you busy reading!
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Post by sfgregorini » Tue May 12, 2015 6:23 pm

As far as line what brand and lb does everyone use on spinning reel? Type?

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Post by racfish » Wed May 13, 2015 3:31 pm

Heres a trick. During Pink season it will get pretty crowded. Yell "Here comes the warden" and like magic spots open to fishing.

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Post by strider43 » Thu May 14, 2015 12:55 pm

sfgregorini wrote:As far as line what brand and lb does everyone use on spinning reel? Type?
depends on species and river flow/water clarity

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Post by Donc67 » Fri May 15, 2015 8:32 am

fishlipproductions.com has some good advice in the "learning from my mistakes" section as well.

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Post by countryboy87 » Wed May 20, 2015 2:37 pm

If your looking to take time off for salmon go for the 3rd or 4th week in August.. Plenty of fish in the rivers and you have a chance at some early silvers.... Pm me and I would be glad to meet up and show ya the ropes..

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Post by amandapanda » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:30 pm

countryboy87 wrote:If your looking to take time off for salmon go for the 3rd or 4th week in August.. Plenty of fish in the rivers and you have a chance at some early silvers.... Pm me and I would be glad to meet up and show ya the ropes..
It's been a couple years but i'm still fishing. I'ce tried the snohomish & skykomish shore fishing a few times but only caught one humpy a year ago and it was on it's last legs. I haven't figured it out yet so a guide would be great! If anyone still wants to go... Best time for me is Sunday evening. weather is good! :sunny:
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Post by strider43 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:18 am

The Snohomish and sky have ben slim Pickens for salmon the past few seasons. There will be fish but you may to really work for them, cover a lot of ground to find holding biters.....Good luck!

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Post by amandapanda » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:12 pm

countryboy87 wrote:If your looking to take time off for salmon go for the 3rd or 4th week in August.. Plenty of fish in the rivers and you have a chance at some early silvers.... Pm me and I would be glad to meet up and show ya the ropes..
That would be great! Thanks!
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