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Name: obryan214 Date: June 07, 2014 Rating:
 
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smallmouth weren't the intended target but when we saw one near the family property it quickly became it. I started a topic in the rivers section about what I know about them.

14 cuthroat released between 10 and 16 inches. 1 steelhead around 8lbs will also live to see another day. started tossing gold Mepps in size 0. got the first 4 cutts on that then switched to copper for everything else. also tried silver with no luck and the fly rod didn't produce anything either.

saw 2 other guys fishing, 1 had 2 rods which just aint cool. they were drowning powerbait and as far as I can tell got skunked.

popped a whole in my new boots and my neighbors grandson and his idiot friends used my gazebo as an outhouse and left toilet paper and garbage all over which put a damper on the day.
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Name: obryan214 Date: February 05, 2014 Rating:
 
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hit just about every area with bank access this morning/early afternoon with no luck. was using every spinner and spoon I had. walked across the bridge at shafer state park to see if I saw anything swimming by but only corkies and drift gear in the trees on the closed upstream side.
after giving up I went up to the family property on the upper east fork to check winter storm and trespasser damage, some of each. while walking the river upstream to talk with my neighbors I spooked 2 steelhead from along the bank, closed waters so they're safe unless the run into the fly fisherman and the drift guy who the neighbors saw up there fishing out of season recently. the drift guy after noticing he'd been seen started playing with his dog and throwing sticks and trying to play off that he wasn't seen.
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Name: TrophyHunter Date: November 18, 2013 Rating:
 
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Been down to the Satsop a handful of times this year and have had some pretty good luck (4 coho and 1 coho jack), but not for a few weeks without the rain and the river being low and clear. Went back out this morning with my best friend and my brother-in-law looking for a couple last chromers. Right away I got one on my pink and black jig but was quite red so I popped out the hooked and off he swam. couple casts later another one nails my jig and i see a huge chrome flash out in front of me and the jig flies right back at me. Same happens again with a much smaller fish (still very bright). Then i hook about a 6lb beautiful chrome buck (one pictured) that my brother nets for me! Great little fight for a smaller hatchery fish! Later I foul into a chum and when i get it to my feet I realize it has a jig stuck in its side, score, out comes the jig and my brother-in-law put it straight on his line. About 10 minutes later he hooks about a 8lb chrome hen with the jig off the chums side and lands it. His first coho! We all lost multiple other hook ups but had a great day minus the constant rain! Maybe one more try for some chrome on wednesday, but cant wait until the steel starts showing! Tight lines all!
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Name: obryan214 Date: October 22, 2013 Rating:
 
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started near the hatchery looking for cuthroat and maybe some whitefish. what I found on the river in between there and my property were a couple thousand dark silvers and several hundred dark & moldy kings. using 6lb test and size 00 and 0 mapps aglias 5 cuthroat between 13 and 18 inches were caught and released, the biggest had a few leach like things crawling out its gills. no whitefish today, usually find a few of them. 9 coho between 8 and about 15lbs thought the tiny mepps would be tasty and were quickly released, about half were clipped fish. no kings hit but rarely hook them on small spinners. just above an island upstream of the property a school of perhaps 20 very chrome silvers passed by heading very fast upstream.
found heavy line and large hooks around all the places near the hatchery and blakely campground that are easy to get to the river at. I come across people almost every year trying to snag up there.
saw several people on the lower river targeting salmon, not legal in my stretch, but didn't see any on the bank. nobody was fishing after 3pm when I was heading home.
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Name: obryan214 Date: October 06, 2013 Rating:
 
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went down to the property looking for cuthroat and to play with the new flyrod. saw several people on the lower river looking for salmon but saw nobody catch any and no fish at the bridge down in town. caught several cutts up to about 15 inches near the property on the upper east fork. some young steelhead also. was hoping to find a few silvers or larger steelhead to test out my 3wt rod. saw a few large chinook holding in some of the pools. green diamond left the gate open since the last holiday and several people were around picking mushrooms and found 3 people on my beach in waders, claimed to be friends of a neighbor that hasn't been in state for several years and took off quickly.
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Name: lbcatcher Date: September 07, 2013 Rating:
 
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The wife and I spent the weekend at Schafer state park. We had a great time and did some fly fishing on and off throughout the day. I managed to land a few Rainbows and one Golden Trout. (catch and release that is). The wife enjoyed catching about 6 Rainbow's (catch and release). All where under 8 inches but they gave a good little fight. It did aid in dusting off the cobwebs of our fly fishing techniques; getting ready for the big fish to come in.
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Name: fishenfreak Date: November 13, 2012 Rating:
 
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Fished the Chehalis and Satsop this week because i had a few days off from guiding, had a great time fishin with my dad, we caught limits of coho, too many chums and even a few hog kings! lots of fish on eggs, especially on the satop, but we hit a lot of fish on spoons and spinners as well, chums on float and jig with shrimp that was their favorite by far. Man do those damn dogs fish HARD!! haha, we fished the chehalis in the middle of no where, and the satsop on the east fork, drift boat on the satsop and a sled on the other rivers,

Had a GREAT experience with some snaggers on the satsop also, GO to the river forum to read about it, its called "Stealing Coho From The Snaggers"

Back to searching for early winter steel!

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Name: obryan214 Date: October 28, 2012 Rating:
 
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the day would have gotten a 5 if we actually hooked something. started out at family property on the upper east fork, almost hit 2 deer on the way in. found 2 bull elk in an old christmas tree farm by shaefer, 3x3 and 4x4. heard it was opening day of the season for them. we were within 20 yards looking at them next to the no trespassing/no hunting signs. green diamond had their gate open, easier then dealing with the landowner access gate. the river was high and muddy. several coho and some chum were swimming by as we were targetting trout, no salmon fishing allowed up there. several silvers in the creek in the back of the property, watched as a pair was preparing and the male kept chasing a jack away from his women. a few guys fishing in the lower river by cook creek.

stopped by the skokomish on the way back, a few fishing. several nets in the lower river by the mouth, 2 girls were using one of them. that river was high and muddy also.

a long road trip and a good day even though we were fishless.
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Name: fishwaterswest Date: February 16, 2012 Rating:
 
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This winter has been shaping up to be one for the record books. At the beginning of the season there was a big article in the NW Sportsman's Magazine about the higher than normal returns expected this year for the Wynoochee River - and we can't disagree. All of our Grays Harbor Rivers have been good this winter including the Satsop and Humptulips for Winter Steelhead. These are great rivers to try and we always recommend starting with a guide. We have some of the best guides for our local rivers and are always running special prices which makes it possible for everyone to get out and fill some limits of nice steelhead! Visit our website for specials and to sign up for our newsletter for specials. Winter Steelhead trips starting at only $99 this season.



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Name: JM73 Date: February 06, 2012 Rating:
 
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Fished the Satsop yesterday with my Father and two brothers. Picked up a good deal on a boat ride for the group, so we thought we'd try to get our first Steelhead. Out of the four of us, none of us had ever landed one. Anyway, we went 4 for 4 over the course of the day with my father being the only one to go without a fish. Kind of slow but a lot of fun. Used white and pink jigs early then transitioned to pink and black/purple and black once the sun got higher in the sky. All the fish were crome bright. River clarity was very good with at least 4ft of visibility.
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