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Name: spoonman Date: July 06, 2014 Rating:
 
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Decided to change things up a bit today. Since it was so hot and I knew the sky would be packed with rafters and tubers I decided to fish the Snohomish. I wasn't expecting much, but we put the boat in and our little 8 horse evinrude chugged us upstream to a pool just below Thomas's eddy. Out came the plunking rods and a six pack of modelo, great beer on a hot day by the way. We fished for about twenty minutes when the rod out the back of the boat went off! Aww yeah fishon! After a brief battle I brought the most beautiful little native steelhead up to the boat. I would guess its size at about two pounds and just dime bright. Didnt take a pic since I wanted to free him to complete his journey with as little stress as possible. What a great day on the water with my family. My first native steelhead in about two years or so.
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Name: Goldrigger1 Date: June 20, 2014 Rating:
 
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I want to write this because I've only been in WA for 3 years and imagine there are newbies like me.

The Snohomish River is my home site. I don't have an ocean going boat. I finally caught salmon last year cause almost anyone can catch pinks. However, I caught 17 silvers too. I sure had fun. This state has amazing fishing opportunities that could be taken for granted by old timers.

Since I caught silvers I started wondering about Summer steelhead. They must go up the Snohomish, AND I don't have a jet boat so I tried around the Pilchuck area. I went out a couple of times and saw no one there. That was a bad sign. However, I've got a great fishfinder and saw a lot of fish in the deeper channels.

I tried all of the tricks I've learned by reading this site, magazines and the local fishing stores. No secret, the steelies and kings must go through the area I went to and I could see fish. However, only causght 1 native, juvenile steelhead on a brass Mepps. I also had one bump on my 3.5 cherise maglip wrapped with a little herring. I wasn't fishing for kings cause you can't by law. I also tried sand shrimp on pink and orange corkie spinners.

I've read the steelies are the fish of a thousand casts and seems appropriate from what I've read and seen myself.

My question is - are the fish so intent on moving to the Sky that they can't be caught in the Snohomish? Is that why no one is out there fishing?

thanks,
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Name: FishingTenor Date: January 03, 2014 Rating:
 
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My morning opened up, and I needed a fix of nature, exercise and adventure that the river could provide. I was a little concerned about the river levels, because the rain came down hard the night before. Morning came, but unexpected chores and preparation delayed me. Sound familiar? With a late departure, I decided to go close, reaching Thomas Eddy at 8:00am. There was only one car already in the parking lot. I was armed with a few creations to support floating or drift fishing from shore. Also had cured eggs, fish or shrimp oil and live sand shrimp (Compliments of John’s Fishing and tackle – Thanks John!) I had never used sand shrimp before, but I was ready to try. There were several great spots with Eddy currents to test my floating skills with a pink and white jig. I found some open water too that required use of the waders in a slow current. The sun came out from the clouds and glistened on the river. A 3’ Steelhead leaped completely out of the river, about 30’ in front of me. I quickly cast just upstream of the fish, but no bite. Then added shrimp to my jig and donated a few of them to the river. Goose egg, but fine day with the water all to myself. I rated this a 1, to comply with the rules when no fish are caught, but it was a 3.5-4 in my mind. Happy fishing!
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Name: RL44 Date: December 29, 2013 Rating:
 
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started fishing at 10;am on a incoming tide, fish hit at 12:10 pm on red spin$glow, fish was about 6 to 7 lbs was fishing at Douglas bar
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Name: RL44 Date: December 26, 2013 Rating:
 
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Started fishing on the Douglas bar around 8;00 using a spin and glow with sand shrimp and A pink plug the fish hit the plug it was around 6 lbs. and had a slight blush on it side, played it for 5 mins then a fellow fisherman netted it for me
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Name: FishingTenor Date: December 20, 2013 Rating:
 
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I was looking for the opportunity to try out a new setup of rod, reel, braded line with a balanced bobber. The morning opened up, and I decided to hit the river bank. The new snow only added to the adventure. Thomas Eddie is close by and one of my favorites. Sometimes the parking lot is full before first light, but this time to my surprise it was not. My foot tracks were the only ones in the snow. This fueled my excitement, and I quicken my pace to a run. A week ago, I crossed paths with some duck hunters here and they mentioned a sighting of ~36" steelhead in the river and 3 others trapped in a nearby marsh. It seemed like a good prospect to investigate. The marsh ended up being way too shallow, partially frozen and full of reeds. Somehow I managed to keep my tackle with a few casts under trees and in unfrozen sections, but no steelhead were spotted. I returned to a quickened pace on frozen grass, through snow covered woods and a mile up the river. I flock of white geese sounded overhead and a donkey or two heehawed too. My setup worked beautifully, but no bites, no fish spotted or caught. No other humans either. After a few amazing hours at the river, I returned. My tracks in the snow were the only ones there and back. I have to rank this as a 4+, even though no fish were caught or seen. Great exercise, refreshing, beautiful, absolutely magical. Just what I have been missing and needed. Thanks everyone for staying away on a snow day so I could have it all to myself.
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Name: FishingTenor Date: December 20, 2013 Rating:
 
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I was looking for an opportunity to try out my setup with a new rod, reel, braided line and balanced bobber. Fortunately, my morning opened up for a few hours. The new snow only added to my adventure. Thomas Eddie is close by and a favorite of mine, but sometimes the parking lot is full before first light. Not this time. My foot tracks were the only ones in 2-3 inches of snow. This fueled me with excitement, and I quickened my pace to a run. Last week I conversed with a few hunters who said they had a sighting of one 3’ steelhead jump completely out of the water and three others trapped in a nearby marsh. I thought it would be good to check this out. The marsh was partially frozen, shallow and filled with reeds. Somehow I was able to make a few precision casts under hanging trees and in unfrozen areas, kept my tackle on, but no steelhead were found. I continued up the riverside about a mile on frozen grass and a snow covered path in the woods, and found a nice place on the river to test my skills. The air was fresh, the river was magically beautiful. It was quiet except for the flock of white geese that sounded by and the occasional donkey heehaw from across the river. My tracks were the only ones there and back in the snow. I marked this a 4, even though no fish were caught because it was one of my finest days ever on the water due to the serene beauty. Thanks everyone for staying away so I could have it all to myself. Happy fishing!
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Name: Mike Carey Date: November 11, 2013 Rating:
 
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Launched out of Cady this morning, fishing with Nate Treat. The water was high. Nate gave me a shrug when I said I only had a few hours to fish and wanted to give the Snoho one last shot, hoping to find the last wave of chromers. We fished several spots, and even ran up to the Skykomish in search of slower water. The river wasn't blown out, but definitely not optimal or even close. We saw no rolling fish, and no one with nets out. Maybe 7-8 boats in the system. We fished eggs and pulled some plugs today.

I'm sure higher up there are fish to be had, but time constraints and my bullheadedness did us in this day.

Sad to see the coho season winding down. Time to gear up for some chum action!
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Name: scoutguy Date: November 09, 2013 Rating:
 
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Tough morning, river was high, no sign of coho, not many fisherman trying their luck.
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Name: chengpu Date: November 07, 2013 Rating:
 
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Very quiet very dead.

Started out at Thomas Eddy to my surprise it was just myself and one other fisherman the whole 2 hours. The sight of a seal in the river made me optimistic that he was chasing some fish up stream. It was not to be. The water was rising but it looked very good given the conditions. Drifted eggs for about an hour+ and then tried dick nites. Nothing at all and didn't see any sign of fish moving through. Decided to do some scouting upstream. Fished the area behind Gale Evans Ranch and saw no fish got no hits. On Monday of this week this area was full of silvers that are now gone. Fished just above the bridge in Sultan below the Wallace same result nothing. Went down to the mouth of the Wallace and it was high, fast, dirty, and full of debris. Not a fish in sight. Walked up the bar and fished a few spots. Found about a dozen fisherman spread along the bar and the dykes. One guy had 2 very dark silvers but that was it. Was hoping that the second surge of rain/water would bring the last of the fish in but so far its not looking so good. Im sure they are in but I think the numbers are pretty thin. Going for one last hurrah on Monday then its time to hang it up till steelhead time.
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