What a weekend... local trout Mecca!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jim Speaker, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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."



  2. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

    That's a great day! People do a lot worse on the Yakima!!! Hahahaha!
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  3. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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.
  4. Josh Stroud

    Josh Stroud Active Member

    Nice job Jim, what a fatty!
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  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    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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  6. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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  7. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

    Taking a good look at the map right now….
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  8. Jeff Sawyer

    Jeff Sawyer Active Member

    Awesome post, and some great fish porn.
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  9. jmara6864

    jmara6864 Active Member

    Awesome! I had no idea there were westslopes in there!
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  10. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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

    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

    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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  13. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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.
  14. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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! ;)
  15. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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.
  16. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

    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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