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Name: Ian Horning Date: January 07, 2017 Rating:
 
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Went to the frozen north today to try and scare up some chrome.

Fishing with Pnemonia? A guy can only be kept indoors for so long.

It is cold and there's a foot of snow up there, the creeks are partially or completely frozen, and there is plenty of activity underwater. Getting to spots is heinous and requires some trudging through frozen meadows, on slick (and sharp) ice, and over snow covered booby traps (aka logjams and laydowns).

With only hip waders and on a river the size of the skagit, shore fishing is difficult. I thought I would be smart and stay high and dry, but the desire to try and reach that one seam out there that looks too good to miss proved a little bit more than the chaps could handle. They filled up, but I got a solid whack and a bit of chrome flashed on the other side.

Only a resident rainbow, but I'm not complaining.

Large Bull Trout and a couple Coho filled up the rest of the day. I caught 11 fish and lost five more. It's good to see the abundance in the river.

I was an ice cube and a half by the time my three-hour day on the river concluded. But, that's what heating is for.

It's a shame most of our rivers are closed or limited right now.

Tread lightly and stay warm folks!

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Name: Lobsterbait83 Date: December 21, 2016 Rating:
 
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Headed to the lower skagit river. Chasing steel but ended up having a wonderful day with dollys.
Went to the basics except for the set up a 5-6 fly rod with a ultralight spinning reel 6 pound mono. Pencil lead 2 foot leader and a clouser. Hopping the fly back to shore the same way you would in bass fishing. The nub butt actually helps the fly from coming bqck to quickly. Caught about 30 dollies a sea run and a 2 year old 19 inch wild steelhead. Anyone know where on the skagit the big dollies lurk? Im gonna chase a few of the skagit unicorns with my actual fly rod and reel this year.

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Name: Ladyclipper Date: November 19, 2016 Rating:
 
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Good day on the river. 101/2 and 14 #. Brass spoon and Blue Fox spinner.

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Name: Hdawg314 Date: November 05, 2016 Rating:
 
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Went fishing today at the concrete launch from a sled. It was raining hard, the river was way up and not many fish in the river had to work hard. Heard from some friends that they got three below the ramp at the sand bar back edie and we saw probably four fish jump the whole day, didn't see anything down below the three bumps and below so we ran up about two miles to a big back edie one boat got one but the river was rising and the bank made the hole too silted to see three inches. On out way back to the tamp we stoped in a little backwater and saw two role right away I had on a 3/8 ounce pink jig head on with a pink body and nailed 4 almost in in hour. We had two people throwing jigs and I was throwing a pink jig and he was throwing a blue and black I had 4 to my dads 0. I think that was because the water was not that clear and his was a dark jig and mine was a bright so they were aggressive to the pink instead of the dark. We ended the day with four nice semi bright cohos not good not bad. Thinking that the river will be out of shape for the next three days if it doesn't rain.

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Name: Nuke_27 Date: October 02, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished upriver of the Conway boat launch. Tried vibrax with silver blade and orange body - nothing. A pink jig managed to illicit a bite from an aggressive trout. My son was using a pink / blue plug - nothing. But when we changed over to spinners with silver blades and pink bodies, then things happened. Although didn't land anything, we had a 15 minute period of real hot action hooking 2 coho and 3 trout (steelhead?) Sadly, all threw the hook before we got them in the boat (which goes to figure as we forgot the net at home). We'll be going out again to try our luck in this area.

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Name: Mrs.Kris Date: October 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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Fished the Skagit today by foot for the second time today for coho. Tried everything from jigs in deep pools to plugs in shallow fast water. Finally got hit on the brads wiggler in pink and purple. After a nice fight and some aerial flights I got her up on the beach and bonked. Weighed in at 7 lbs even and that was it for the day fished several more hours without a coho bite but did hit a half dozen wild steelhead or cutthroat trout that where about 6-7 inches long. Any insight on if this is normal in the Skagit to catch wild steelhead or cutthroat trout on a brads wiggler or are they just hungry. Anyways as D.J. Butler might say- Tight Lines

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Name: fisherman92 Date: October 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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Well me and a friend fished up in marblemount for coho Saturday from about 630am to 1030am. Tried the upper skagit and the cascade. 1 king was caught and released by us and we only saw 1 coho landed all day. Heard similar from other fishermen on the beach and drifting by in boats. There's some coho in there but they have lockjaw. Tried everything. It was cool to watch all of the dark kings milling and jumping around. We must have seen over 100 kings between fishing the two Rivers. Well good luck out there.

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Name: Dave M Date: July 08, 2016 Rating:
 
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Found out why there are so few reports for the Skagit, nothing biting. Started at the Gardner boat launch, my son had one legit bite and that was it for the day. Headed back to the soccer fields which had been closed at 5am, no bites there and the WDFW fish checker came by and said it has been extremely slow. Heard youngs bar is the only place the few folks I spoke to knew of anything being caught.
The bar by the railroad trestle you will have to wade a little to get out on the bar from the parking lot, didn't have waders and didn't feel like getting wet that's how we ended up at the boat launch.
Good to hear Baker is producing already, hope it keeps up until our trip in August.

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Name: Jakefish Date: July 02, 2016 Rating:
 
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Wow, I would not have thought it would be slower today than last week, especially after the fish counts at the baker river. One fish caught on the bar all morning between 17 rods, no others on. I hope it picks up soon.

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Name: skagking26 Date: July 01, 2016 Rating:
 
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Well after fishing 13 of 14 days straight last year with zero success, my excitement to target the elusive sockeye on the river was lacking. So after watching the opener come and go, I decided it was time to give it another shot.

i wanted to fish first light but a couple beers the night before stopped me from having the desired early rise. However still made it down to the soccer fields in Burlington by 7ish. Only 3 guys down there when I showed up and with one fish caught at first light, go figure.

So I got situated just up stream and was back in the waiting game. After a change in gear and starting to place my gear only a few feet out, drop off was maybe 8-10 feet. And at 930, my pole hammered down and the line went completely slack. So I quickly got on the rod, and reeled in the lack to feel the long awaited feeling of a violent fighting sockeye!! After sliding on my butt down the bank with rod in one hand and net in other, there was some very tense moments as the mental clock was quickly ticking. It finally tired enough to make its way into my net and the sockeye curse was gone!!! Now we will see how long it takes to get another, hopefully not 13 days.

Fished for a couple more hours before needing to get ready to leave town. Another hit around 11 but nothing to show for it. Packed it in around noon and called it a success!!

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