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Scootney (Franklin County) Fishing Report
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Name: River Chrome Guide Service Contact: (306) 305-9675
My name is Danny Stonedahl and I have been fishing the rivers in Whatcom and Skagit counties for many years. I am determined to get clients into fish and share all of my knoweldge so that they can apply it to their own fishing experiences. Main fisheries include Skagit River Springers, Coho and Steelhead, Cascade River Steelhead and Coastal River Opportunities.
Name: Landlocked Date: April 05, 2009 Rating:
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I should have known it was going to be a difficult day when the first three gas stations I went to did not have bait worms, and when I asked for "bait worms" they looked at me funny...

Anyways, having spent time backtracking to find worms I was not in the mood to really scout out the lake properly. I ended up sitting on the bank near the grassy park area. There were no reeds or any obvious structure to the lake in this area, it was only until a line was thrown out with a stationary bobber that I realized that the water in this area was not more than 3 feet deep out just about as far as I could throw my line. Ultimately, I had only one nibble over the course of about 3 or 4 hours, and it wasn't even a dramatic nibble at that.

I heard a few guys on boats that said that they hadn't had much luck either, by the way.

Anyways, after I packed up all of my gear, I drove around to the boat ramp on the southwestern side of the park and took a look at another potential bank fishing spot. Near this southwestern boat launch is what appears to be the remains of a dock that is no longer in use. The water here was noticeably deeper and probably the better spot for throwing in a line. When I go back again, this is where I will be. Hopefully, I'll provide a better review soon!

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#1 sharpshooter223 says:
April 07, 2009 02:52 PM
I've never heard of scootney having trout, I believe it only has warmwater fish and possibly whitefish. The game department doesnt show any stocking of it for trout. I guess there could be a trout population that goes mostly unnoticed and somebody else may be able to tell you more about that if there is, but as far as i know its baren of trout. Now this is not to say it isnt worth drowning a worm because there are panfish and bass and walleye (although walleye may be hard to catch bankfishing).
#2 Landlocked says:
April 10, 2009 06:40 PM
I didn't really want to fish for "Trout", I really wanted to snag a Walleye. And, I've been afraid that catching Walleye from the bank would not be easy. I've just been pretending that that wasn't the case.
#3 medic1 says:
April 12, 2009 02:07 PM
I have marked a couple of fish, while walleye fishing, that have been suspended and looked like trout on the graph. While there are no trout stocked in Scootney, keep in mind that there are trout in the water system both above and below Scootney
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