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Big Quilcene River (Jefferson County) Fishing Report
Name: Red Beard Date: August 16, 2012 Rating:
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Opening day Quilcene River. Arriving at rodgers street at 9am I right away see a guy pop out of the bushes with a nice 5lb silver, he said it was in a school of about 15. So I figured it would be a good day, but I was wrong. I walked almost all the way up to the 101 bridge and back only to see one loner sitting under a brush pile spooked out of its mind... After that I hung with the locals at the boundary for a couple hours and only saw 3 more shoot right past us. So in 9 hours I only saw 5 fish, maybe try again monday.

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#1 schu7498 says:
August 16, 2012 09:52 PM
Thanks for the report! I always love to hear about this river.
#2 August says:
August 17, 2012 08:36 AM
Like many of the rivers the fishing at the Quilcene River is bad when the Indians have their nets out. Does anyone know where we can find out which days the Indians have their nets out so we don't drive 40 or 50 miles only to find nothing in the river? I also enjoy fishing the Quilcene.
#3 Red beard says:
August 17, 2012 02:40 PM
The Indians are only allowed to use dip nets, No gill nets here. This river is the closest to where I live and so fish it at least twice a week during the season and will report on what I see every time.
#4 Brat Bonker says:
August 17, 2012 03:22 PM
I was down there later in the day on the 16th and saw 3 in some logs and a chute, need some rain bad.
#5 obryan214 says:
August 20, 2012 04:28 PM
I was in the boat in the bay on the 17th, a couple other boats but all crabbing. saw only 2 fish jump and about 2 dozen seals. next week again.
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