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King County, WA

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12/16/2018
46° - 50°
Fly Fishing
Steelhead
Red
Cloudy
Fly Rod
Morning
46° - 50°
12/19/2018
3
5215

I fished the Green river solo and on foot for about half of the day Sunday the 16th, mainly swinging steelhead-type flies and beads through a series of runs in Flaming Geyser state park. Fishing was about average for this time of year with the hatchery winter-run steelhead program having been terminated a few years back, the only takes I had were from a couple of resident Cutthroats-which at least kept my interest peaked!



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PatrickC
12/20/2018 8:56:59 PM
Nice to see someone getting out, great pictures, looking forward to winter steelhead opportunities myself. Keep your tip up and your line tight.
Blackstarfishing
12/21/2018 7:34:44 AM
Thanks for the kind words!
T_dunzo
12/21/2018 12:41:03 PM
How do you distinguish sea-runs from resident???
Blackstarfishing
12/21/2018 12:52:48 PM
I was told once by a biologist that there is a difference between them by spots/markings but it’s such a small difference that it’s teally hard to tell once the sea runs have been in the river; having said that I was also told that if they’re on the small side it’s a safe bet they’re a resident cutthroat. Those couple I got the other day were pretty dinky so I was just assuming they were residents.
T_dunzo
12/21/2018 6:04:35 PM
In lake Sammamish around this time of year you start seeing larger cutts and They also seem to have more color and rosey cheeks almost like a rainbow hybrid. I always assumed those were sea-run. Thanks for the info!!!
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