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Name: djw0414 Date: December 17, 2014 Rating:
 
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I had shoulder surgery last Tuesday and was feeling just well enough to try my first trip to the Sky for winter steel. Got to the river around 7 am and started working a spot that was always good to me in the past. The wind was forecast to be not much and variable with gusts to 10mph.....Not!!!!! There was a steady 10 - 15mph wind with gusts to 20 - 25 which is a huge pain when fishing float and jigs as everyone knows. Saw a few fish caught around me but I was not feeling confident. I moved a couple times and changed things up but still no love. The wind went from a total pain in the ass to just annoying gusts so I went back pretty much to where I started and tried casting in the middle of the gusts hoping that the float would fish better once it landed. It worked somewhat and I hooked and landed a decent hatchery buck. I had another bobber down but it was in the middle of a gust and by the time I reeled up the slack all I got was a head shake and goodbye. Oh well. Then I noticed that my float had cracked and was slowly filling up with water so I decided to call it a day and protect the shoulder. Tight lines!
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Name: Seattle Pat Date: December 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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Hit the hatchery this morning with a full arsenal of fish catching equipment. Got there to a full parking lot and a large crowd of people fishing the banks on both sides of the river.

I tried everything I had with zero bites. Only saw 1 fish pulled out of the water in 4+ hours of fishing. The wind made casting next to impossible as well.

Next time!
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Name: Snoop Date: December 14, 2014 Rating:
 
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Arrived at 5:30 to get the gear ready. At 6 the line of cars quickly made the rest of the drive down to the parking lot. (most of you know exactly where this is by now) I heard 3 fish get taken on the hatchery side while it was still dark. Around 7:15-7-30 a good handful of fish were caught. The first hour and a half I was using a joel's jig tipped with prawn. After light I switched to floating eggs. I caught mine at 7:30am on a nice small cluster of the eggs I cured up from a chum earlier this year on a different river. Id say I saw about 10 fish between 6 and 9:30. Most seemed to be dime bright cookie cutter fish. However the guy next to me and I caught a couple bigger bucks. Mine Measured just over 32 Inches.
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Name: AJFishdude Date: December 08, 2014 Rating:
 
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Well, here goes. I know that posting this will probably make Reiter explode....but then again....it is quite obvious that it is already getting packed with people. I was out on Saturday on the hatchery side for about 2.5 hours. Had no bites myself, but saw 4 or 5 other fish brought in and numerous people leave with one or two fish. This morning I got there and found that the crowd was less, but still pretty good sized for a Monday morning. I was able to come away with two fish this morning. With all this rain coming through I look forward to some more post blowout fishing this weekend or next week.

Tight Lines!
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Name: racfish Date: December 07, 2014 Rating:
 
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Plunked all day with no luck. I had a bite. I set the hook and nada. Mustve been too small for my 2/0 hook. We talked with many people . No one was catching much. It was a nice day. Fished in a t shirt most of the day.
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Name: Topshot Date: December 06, 2014 Rating:
 
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Started at big eddy went up river a bit, fished for a while and hit nothing, went back down river changed my gear to a pink worm and a hour of dredging through the water had a solid hook up for about 30 sec then off. Water was clearing up, levels are decent. Floating from big eddy down in the morning. Tell ya how it goes.
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Name: Osprey777 Date: December 05, 2014 Rating:
 
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SkyKomish River at Sultan
Fished Cracker bar side of river sunup to sundown. Drifted eggs for coho and steelhead. Perfect conditions with about a foot to a foot and a half vis. Not even a Dolly nibble. Saw a couple dead chum on the bank but none in the river, guess they're through for the season. Got a shout from three guys in a guided sled. They said they caught three bright coho, but it took 'em all day. A dead day on the bar.
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Name: catchabuzz420 Date: December 04, 2014 Rating:
 
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Very little rain in the morning. Started fishing around 8 am and saw guys with steelhead on the hook. 5 casts in, boom goes the dynamite. This is my first steelhead, and first official catch off the snohomish systems. Fish were biting now and then, no one caught limit, and I left at 11. Damn, I've caught pinks, and coho, but nothing yet that ran or fought like this beauty. 15#s, making a cure with her eggs. Ran a 1/8oz blood red jig under a float, about 6' between hook and float. She hit about 40 feet from the bank. Crack Rock.
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Name: chengpu Date: December 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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Was getting the steelhead itch so I decided to check out Reiter for the first winter steelhead outing. I was shocked to see that only one other car was parked in the lot when I pulled in around 6:45am. Got a little excited because with the recent high water and lack of people I was thinkin it may be a steelhead bonanza, sadly it was not. First thing I noticed was that somebody had driven past the gate and parked down by the outlet creek. I wanted to say something but maybe he had permission or he was just trying to get away with something, who knows.

Walking in I only saw 4 guys all fishing right at the head of the outlet creek and just 2 guys across the way on the other side so I had the rest of the river all to myself, drool. It was cold and very windy which is probably the worst thing for float fishing. Water was high about 9 feet, running 11,000 cfs, and was very silty white with limited visibility. A lot of sand/sediment was piled up on the banks from the high water event. Started off floating jigs w/shrimp and ran the entire length of the bank to the fast water, nothing. Ran back up and switched jig colors and ran down again, again no luck. Switched to a bobber-dog rig and fished a yarnie with shrimp the entire length again and no luck. Switched to a drift rig with a yarnie for the faster water and fished the whole fast water section with no luck. I also fished that little slow water section just below the fast water and above the cable hole were the little tiny creek runs first with a jig and then with eggs, nothing. Walked back up to about the middle and bobber-dogged a yarnie again and fished my way out, nothing. In total I fished the entire length of Reiter 4 times in about 4 hours and not a thing and saw no fish landed. On my way out I hit Proctor creek and floated some eggs for about 30 minutes with no luck and called it a day my dream of the steelhead bonanza crushed.
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Name: Topshot Date: November 30, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went to reiter ponds this morning to check out the activity, possibly hit a steelhead. It was that or do some home chores. Water was still pretty high and there were a few fellow fishermen. I only saw one hatchery fish taken and that was it. I fished for three hours and not a sniff. Looked like the only fish taken bit on a pink and white jig under float. The day was clear and cold just like you would expect for winter steelhead. Awesome river, with the snow on the banks it made for some picturesque fishing.
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