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Satsop River Report
Grays Harbor County, WA

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09/07/2013
71° - 75°
Fly Fishing
Rainbow Trout
Dry
Orange
Mostly Sunny
Floating Fly Line
All Day
09/08/2013
3
1200

The wife and I spent the weekend at Schafer state park. We had a great time and did some fly fishing on and off throughout the day. I managed to land a few Rainbows and one Golden Trout. (catch and release that is). The wife enjoyed catching about 6 Rainbow's (catch and release). All where under 8 inches but they gave a good little fight. It did aid in dusting off the cobwebs of our fly fishing techniques; getting ready for the big fish to come in.


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Bob R
9/9/2013 6:15:00 AM
What made you think it was a golden trout? They are only planted in some lakes, I don't think there was any planted in rivers(esp. a non-native species). Do you have any state info on golden plants in the Satsop? Any photos? Maybe a misidentification? Just sayin'. Bob R
T-Bone
9/9/2013 6:38:00 AM
Glad you did C&R as the fish you were catching are very likely steelhead smolts.
lbcatcher
9/9/2013 12:28:00 PM
Good question Bob R.
The dark oval marks are distinctive to Golden Trout. How they made it into a river is I'm sure a mystery. However as you stated that they are "planted" in lakes; which means that human factor is involved, so the possibility of error is highly likely.
obryan214
9/9/2013 8:30:00 PM
those rainbows are small most likely steelhead as already pointed out but its possible as a pond at the community of ripplewood up on the bingham had rainbows before it flooded.
i have a place a few miles up from shaefer and my neighbor swears he caught a brookie and what he thought were browns till i showed him the browns were cuthroat. maybe the brookies were stray dollies.
the goldens may be cuthroat also. fished the east fork for over 30 years and have haven't seen a golden yet.
did see an atlantic last ear though.
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