What a weekend... local trout Mecca!

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  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    I'm not gonna say which little blue line, or which fork of the Skykomish it's a tributary of... but holy cow did I catch a lot of trout this weekend! The average size was pretty sweet at about 8", and there were lots of 10-11" fish to keep things interesting. At the end of the day on Saturday I landed a 14" rainbow that put my new 3-weight to the test, and made it an epic battle - then a 13" bow followed that. Today the last two fish were a 14 1/2" westslope cutthroat, then if that wasn't good enough, I got a FAT 15" rainbow - a pig for that water! Here's a few pics.

    If you're going to ask where or something like that let me just beat OMJ to the punch and say, "get a map and follow the little blue lines."

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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    That's a great day! People do a lot worse on the Yakima!!! Hahahaha!
     
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    Indeed. I'm familiar with off days on the Yakima! Even when it's on, even on my best days on the Yak, it's never been the kinda non-stop action that I enjoyed this weekend.
     
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    Nice job Jim, what a fatty!
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I've pointed a few people in those directions. Probably a few places that I've been over the years. I've always like to fish up in there. Lots of different Skinny water to explore.
     
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    sweeeeeeet
     
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    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Taking a good look at the map right now….
     
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    Awesome post, and some great fish porn.
     
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    Awesome! I had no idea there were westslopes in there!
     
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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    You can't ask for more than that from a day on the water........thanks for sharing!
     
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    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Looks like I am gonna have to start learning the tribs up there.
     
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    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

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    looks like you had some fun out there. Can you tell us all the places of the sky you didn't fish that day?;)
     
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    Some of the tribs have em, some don't. Just a mile upstream it was nothing but rainbows. I was a bit surprised by the big westy, especially a big guy like that.
     
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    Well, I'll tell you I was out all weekend, and I didn't fish any of the tributaries except this one in particular. Hope that narrows it down for you! ;)
     
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    There are so many, and they are all different. Some stretches have nothing but westslope cutts, other stretches are all rainbows, and some areas I've found are mixed. I have been exploring it for a couple years now and I have somewhere between 1/2 dozen to a dozen spots that are worth driving to. Some of them are extensive enough that a full day could be spent there. There's everything from little cricks to full on river to be fished... and if there's water flowing downhill, there's mostly likely fish.
     
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    Interesting I didn't know that there were Westslopes in that river system either....nice! That might get me looking around that area in the future.
     
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