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Name: Munch Date: October 26, 2014 Rating:
 
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Absolutely killed it again. Both my and my buddy limited out within a few hours of showing up. Plenty of fish sitting out there, there was action pretty much the entire time we were out there.
Saw a few guys flippin floats again further upriver getting nothing. These fish aint feedin on eggs one bit. There was one guy using a purple jig that was having some amazing luck though and a group of friends flippin what looked like to be just corkies that we're doing pretty good themselves. There was even one kid who looked to be still in his teens casting out a big ol spoon. Didn't get anything the entire time we were there but at the last minute bam! He had a huge lunker on his line. Overall a great day fishing.
Few more trips like this and the freezer's going to be full for the season!
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Name: Munch Date: October 25, 2014 Rating:
 
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Had a great time fishing out on the sky. I got my limit and my girlfriend got two herself! The entire time out there was spent fighting fish it was a blast. We must've lost a good eight or nine fish but it didn't matter, it took only a minute or two before one of us had another one on. Caught all of these over by Monroe.

The coho weren't feeding whatsoever. A good handful of guys were float fishing and they weren't catching jack.
Two other guys were out there drift fishing on the other side of the river and were just killing it. They must've been in and out of there within the hour, it was incredible.
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Name: FishingTenor Date: October 22, 2014 Rating:
 
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Birthday +1: I hit the Sky again today, hoping for a repeat, or even better experience than yesterday. I wanted to try some different techniques and use some of those lovely, fresh eggs from yesterday's hen. Right from the get-go at 8:00am there were salmon rolling right in front of me! Ha ha ha they were saying to me. I started with yesterday's winner, a #2 50/50 Dick Nite, tipped with shrimp until it left the hook as expected, but leaving the scent. No takers, but the rocks sure liked my offering and eventually ate my lure. Eggs, yes those lovely, fresh eggs from yesterday's hen would likely do the trick. I floated them for a while with no success. All the while fish were rolling in my face! Snagged my setup and it did not break where designed, so bobber down in the bad sense. I went to fishing eggs off the bottom, floating with a small corky. Snag, snag snag, snag, replaced. Hey something nibbling...? Hook set! It's a bullhead!
He gobbled up all my pretty eggs! Replace, snag, snag, nibble, nibble, hook set! Another bullhead!
Oh did I mention it was absolutely pouring down rain? Like sheets. I was sopped. The best part of the day came, when suddenly my lost bobber began surfacing, then would dive back under. Here I am, come get me if you can...Too far from shore to reach. I had used up my eggs and went to using shrimp near the bottom. snag, snag, hey something is on the line. I hooked the line to my bobber! I pulled it in to retrieve and the bobber came free, gently floating in a back eddy near shore. Bobber retrieved! I tried a silver vibrax spinner, but it too went down on a rock. Wow, I need to spend more time looking for gear when the river is low...
Oh, I wanted to make special mention that yesterday there was a guide and a couple of companions on a boat that were very respectable of my space. This guy fished down stream when I was above and fished some up stream when I was casting below in the river. Thanks also for the kind gestures in response to a successful snag release. He also shared a nice gesture after I netted my fish. He was very professional and a good example for others to follow.
Happy fishing
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Name: FishingTenor Date: October 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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The stars aligned, but no one could see them through the clouds and heavy rain. I knew however that this would be a special day, and the continuous rain just meant that salmon would be heading up local streams. Oct 21st, well let’s see… It’s my birthday! I told my grumpy, slave driving boss (me) that today was going to be a vacation day. What could be better than starting my birthday fishing at the river? As usual, my departure was not as early as desired, but at least the birds were still chirping. I arrived at the river at 7:30am. The sound of gunfire at the nearby range was music to my ears. I gazed out on the river and asked where would be the best place to fish. To my delight, a nice salmon rolled five feet to my left and out on the river. That will do. Thank you. During the next 2+ hours, I saw several salmon roll (some pre-fire truck, some chrome) and several trout jump in my vicinity. I floated a jig for a while, changed it out for a couple other jigs, added shrimp, snagged a few times, lost a few jigs. Then I shifted to my other rod and cast a 50/50 Dick nite, added shrimp, lost my shrimp, then BAM! Fish On! It had been a while, but I was calm and secure with my skills, thanks to Summer Steelhead training with Guru Ryan Hung. I set the hook, twice to be sure, then loosened my drag to allow my hopeful chrome to run and tire out. Twice it caught air and several times it came within view, then bolted out into the seam. Guru Ryan drilled into me to always keep my rod in the air and with bend in it. I remembered and obeyed. Reeling became way too easy and I glanced at my net… But I knew there was at least one more run left. Yep, one last run with fire in the belly, screaming my line off the spool!! That was it. The fight was over. She was mine. Checking the gums -white. A nice 7# Chrome Hen. Tasted fabulous with my favorite rosemary, garlic, olive oil recipe. Happy fishing!
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Name: GingerMonkey Date: October 18, 2014 Rating:
 
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Location : Skykomish, down from the Lewis St. Bridge.
Time : 0700 - 1000.

Hit the same spot on the Sky as yesterday, couple of boats out already. Had 3 strikes all day, first didn't set - second fought for 7 minutes or so then it spit the hook. Landed the third about 0930 twitching a glow in the dark jig with an orange squid skirt. The lost fish hit a pink headed jig with a pink/purple squid skirt. Handful of rollers, some showing light red, not quite fire trucks yet. Still good fishing to be had. Tight lines.
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Name: GingerMonkey Date: October 17, 2014 Rating:
 
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Location : Skykomish, short hike down from the Lewis St. Bridge.
Time : 0900 - 1200.

Good day of fishing, nice cool weather - beats work every time. Hit the water late, 0900 - found a nice hole with a few rollers. Caught this bright hen twitching a black jig with a purple uv mini squid skirt. After, threw more jigs - black, glow, orange, vibrax spinner and then called it. Tight lines everybody.
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Name: Battman Date: October 16, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished by the boat ramp in Monroe. Quite a few rolling, some pretty big. Very closed mouthed. Had one on the line but lost it as after three days of no luck I was caught off guard and my drag was way too light. Water is up and has cleared a bit. Going back now to stand in the rain and see if anything has improved.
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Name: leo Date: October 16, 2014 Rating:
 
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Will try to keep this report as short as possible. Target species for the day for us were sea run cutthroat trout. Me, my brother and my wife went down to few of my favorite spots on the Stilly river but river was blown out so decided to hit Skykomish river. On my way to the sky was passing Lake Roesiger and decided to stop by to do a few casts. First cast and pretty much every cast all of us had a fish on. (Used gold size 0 mepps spinner and various colors of 1/8oz Kastmaster lures ). They were pretty small size rainbows, around 7-8" C&R. My brother managed to catch a cutthroat, was about 13" (see video) and what was interesting about it it looked like a sea run cut in the lake. The back was green and the fins were orange like, so possibly it could be a sea run cutthroat that was caught in this lake. As I looked up on the map it shows that this lake has a few creeks flow into it. Anyway headed to Skykomish river, conditions were good , seen quiet a few jumpers there. My brother caught a decent size cutthroat, carefully handled and released, I threw a variety of spoons, spinners/spinner flies and not a single bite for me. Decided to switch to bottom bouncing with a night crawler and got a solid strike, Fish on! It was a good 10-15 minute fight, I couldn't see what I had on until 15 minutes later till I barely got it to the shore, (since I was only using a 6# test and 8# leader ) but feeling the fight of the fish from experience I knew it wasn't a silver but possibly a steelhead. But to my surprise it was a big buck chum! Safely measured it in the water, unharmed and released. Measured it at 33" exactly, estimated weight from 15-20 lbs. what's interesting to me is every time I don't bring a net with me always seem to hook into big fish. (As also last week on the sky, went for trout fishing without a net, and hooked into around 6-7lb buck coho on my ultra light GL2 loomis rod, what a fight it was, about 24 minutes till I got it to shore.) (see pic.) so Decided to leave around 5:40pm on my way home stopped by another lake to do a little fly fishing, before calling it a day, caught about 6 decent rainbows within 10 mimutes,size ranges from 12-14"on a black leech pattern fly, Both my wife and my brother caught a few rainbows on lures and spinners with my wife being the winner on the lake catching 14", the biggest one. So overall it was a good day.
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Name: petersim Date: October 12, 2014 Rating:
 
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Dipped my sink line flies south of Monroe for a couple of hours around noon. Several others trying their luck and did not see any fish being caught neither by boat or shore; was told that one caught a silver that morning. Nice to see the water rising. Had four hits on my fly, one smaller fish and three real good ones but no fish on. Several fish were rolling and splashing and from the sounds these were not small. I'll be back.
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Name: GingerMonkey Date: October 12, 2014 Rating:
 
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Location : Skykomish River - Between Tualco access and upriver past the reformatory hole.
Time : 0700 - 1100

First time reporting here, been lurking for about the last year or so. Have been fishing the Snohomish for the past few weeks with no luck, decided to hit the Sky this morning. Started at Tualco access around 7 am and fished/walked up past the reformatory hole and back down again. Threw spoons, and jigs of various colors and sizes. Lots of people out on the river this morning, not much action. Couple of rollers here and there. Guide boat caught one, fly fisherman caught a trout. Landed this Largescale Sucker around 9am, released. These Coho are locked up tight it would seem. Until next time, keep those lines tight.
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