• Skookumuchuck river

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 #234174  by DriftingTheNorthwest
 Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:29 pm
I am heading out to the Skook most likely this weekend on Saturday and the flow is looking to be a little over 1000 and I was not sure of that being too high for fishing this river since it is such a small river. Thanks in advance
 #234178  by 253Caster
 Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:55 pm
It should be fishable, but the recent storm runoff really dirtied up the water last couple weeks and the fishing hasnt been too good from what I am hearing. Good luck!
 #234327  by dj2loud
 Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:21 am
Im planning on trip this week after night shift in seattle....... should be able to get up to bloody run by 7 am
 #234349  by Peduncle
 Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Big mudslide upstream this year it's a goner I'm afraid to say. 6" of vis but if you get lucky and fish hard you might find one that will play. It's been a real bummer considering there is no lack of opportunity
 #234357  by dj2loud
 Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:39 pm
This runs a total mess....... Won't be driving down there again anytime soon.....
 #234885  by dj2loud
 Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:17 am
'Been a lot of things happening on the SKOOK..... River Junky's is doing a clean up this coming weekend after hearing about the trash and the needles being left all over the place, yes folks NEEDLES!!!! Not something anyone wants to ever have to clean up but RIVER JUNKIES IS DOING IT ALL OVER WASHINGTON ! They always need volunteers! Kudos
 #234906  by Fishin'Daze
 Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:59 am
I was there yesterday (Thursday) and picked up a bag full of garbage didn't see any needles though but wasn't looking for them. The river's visibility is ok 2 ft or so but alot of water coming down. Most of the areas I normally fish were under water and flows were faster than normal. Did see 1 fish caught - 5 or so lbs - but I didn't get any takers. Still a great day outdoors. Please pick up your garbage and cigarette butts. I guess it's time to get the boat out.
 #235037  by bkawafishin
 Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:02 pm
Was thinking of going tomorrow to the skook. Last time I went it was still pretty high and dirty at about 6.8ft. anyone been lately that can comment on river conditions? Would appreciate a reply or pm from anyone in the know. Thanks.
 #235044  by pugetsoundfishinguy
 Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:46 pm
low and a little dirty today, 2ft of visibility 447cfs at the bloody run gage but alot better than its been...some bright fish pushing upriver after last week's rain. good luck it's probably worth the trip or head the cow...it's heating up.
 #235262  by dj2loud
 Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:29 pm
been hearing the water is dropping and the bite is on... Heard from neighbor the bite has been fantastic down on the cow at blue creek. of course the place was a **** show this week end......
 #235436  by dj2loud
 Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:23 pm
.... I've obv been a bad boy as posts are being deleted.. My opinions will from now on be kept to myself, if your as mad as i am then step up and get involved.......
 #235478  by cxlumpy
 Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:51 pm
any updates on the river? ive never fished it before and im thinking about hitting this river on the way back up from the cowlitz.
 #235494  by bkawafishin
 Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:14 pm
I was there yesterday. Water level/clarity was good, and the weather was nice. The place was deserted save a couple of guys at the hatchery. No fish to be seen. I was there from dawn until about 11am. Started out at the lower river and hit up by the hatchery afterwards.

I was up at blue creek the friday before last. Only saw a few fish on the bank (one was an early springer). It had been awhile since I had been there...forgot how crazy it can be at times. Between the sled noise and the limited bank access...and the folks on the sleds casting indiscriminately across everyone's lines.....it was kind of hard to get into relax mode....having said that, I will be back next week :-)
 #235557  by cxlumpy
 Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:10 pm
bkawafishin wrote:I was there yesterday. Water level/clarity was good, and the weather was nice. The place was deserted save a couple of guys at the hatchery. No fish to be seen. I was there from dawn until about 11am. Started out at the lower river and hit up by the hatchery afterwards.

I was up at blue creek the friday before last. Only saw a few fish on the bank (one was an early springer). It had been awhile since I had been there...forgot how crazy it can be at times. Between the sled noise and the limited bank access...and the folks on the sleds casting indiscriminately across everyone's lines.....it was kind of hard to get into relax mode....having said that, I will be back next week :-)


im heading out to the cow tomorrow morning to hopefully it wont be as crowded as it is on the weekends! thanks for your info!!
 #235624  by dj2loud
 Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:44 am
Here's to shaking the tree...... The river has fish in it, AND NO ONE'S GONNA TELL YOU ANYTHING! Blue creek has had some big steel as of late, GET OUT AND FISH! Lured beads been doing the job ( cough.... Genocide killer orange Cough ) ( Cough ....blood money.... Cough 12 mm.... )
 #235648  by dwh4784
 Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Needles on the riverbank, man that's tough. There's sketchy stuff around here, but I think I would seek out confrontations if people were leaving needles. And that's definitely not my style.
 #235650  by Juniah87
 Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:00 pm
I'm a bit confused, according to the WDFW's public access site list, blue creek is open year round, but according to the regulations pamphlet it is closed after april 14th until June 1st...? Which one is correct? Also, Skookumchuck river only open another 2 weeks for steelhead? Seems to be quite a bit of contradiction in the online resources WDFW has.
 #235718  by Peduncle
 Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:43 pm
No contradiction at all. Blue creek is a trib of the Cowlitz river. And the regs are correct.