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Name: Weekend-warrior17 Date: April 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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Not one for typing up reports but here's another one anyways.

Went out for one of our last trips out to the Chuck this season. Got to the river around 9 PM fished jigs with shrimp down stream from the salmon hatchery in all those holes with not much success. Ended there around noon. Didn't have the energy to walk the fields so we headed up past the gate and found a nice slot with fish and I ended the day going 7 -2 up there on white or pink beads (A couple random ones are pictured here). Fish were aggressive taking the beads deep all fish were caught and released. Two natives and five hatchery fish to the bank total had to work for them but did alright. Lost 2 fish that went 15+ . Wasn't the best day, the fish are getting old but no mold on any of the fish i tangled with. It was worth the drive. Left the river around 4:30 PM.
Tight lines, get you some!
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Name: Bobberdownchromer Date: March 30, 2014 Rating:
 
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Arrived around 7:30 at the hole with the big rock cliff area. Nothing biting so we moved up by the hatchery. Worked our way up to the deadline with no action but tons of river otters spooking the steelhead. Fished a slot of water right above the bend hole and had a nice one on about 20 minutes into fishing the slot but I lost it. Later same thing happen. While I was there, a huge chrome steelhead taunted all of us by jumping not once but twice. After about 2 hours their we moved back down and we saw one guy hook up and landed a nice chromer plus he already had one on the bank, nice limit. We saw another guy with one but thats it. At last we hit the fields with no luck. I had a great day and always fun exploring a new river for the first time and definitely coming back, and with my waders fixed without a leak! Tight Lines!!!!!
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Name: AJFishdude Date: March 27, 2014 Rating:
 
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Started the morning fishing the Cowlitz by the Blue Creek launch, but after no luck there we packed up and moved to the Skookumchuck. Started fishing there about 11:30am up at the corner hole. The two friends I was with mainly drifted corkies and yarn in the faster water. I started out floating a jig in the slower sections, then moved to chucking a plug into the tailout, then wound up with corkies also. We were all using the standard orange, pink, black, red, white type combinations. There were a good amount of fish rolling, but they didn't seem to be in much a of a biting mood. After fishing that spot for about 2 hours my friends called it a day and left while I headed down into the fields. I started up high and worked my way down, again using jigs and drifted presentations both. Saw one ~7lb fish jump about four or five times in a row at one spot, but that was it as far as action for me down there. So, no fish, but still got to see new territory along the river. Next time....
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Name: akfishgrl Date: March 25, 2014 Rating:
 
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Headed down to the river early this morning...2nd time to this river. Took a break and picked up a 4 big nests of line along the bank and a grocery bag full of garbage. Was nice to bank on the effort w/hooks and swivels.

Fished till mid afternoon with a nice hook up on a bright one punch 30 incher! She went into the swift water then she put her head down luckily I was successful in pulling her out and to the bank to see that the adipose was missing! Woot! Caught on a pink/white corky that I had found along the bank :) hee hee

Hard to write on your catch card when you are shaking ha.
..and writing it under salmon before you realize it
Really nice to meet new folks out there with helpful suggestions.

Saw Nate Treat and he helped with my photo, Thanks Nate!
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Name: stretch Date: March 23, 2014 Rating:
 
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Made it to the red gate parking area around 6:30 this morning. Not too crowded, but was getting busy by 8 or so. Started just below the red gate fishing seams and holes. Saw fish moving through the area; flopping, jumping and swimming. Started out using corky and yarn with shrimp oil. Had no luck up high so we decided to move down to the field parking area and walked in about a half mile.

Kept with corky and yarn for most of the area till I pitched it in the trees. Changed it up to a chrome Little Cleo and picked up an 8 incher. 4 casts later hooked into a nice 22" metalhead. Didn't seem to put up much of a fight, but we landed and bonked the hatchery fish.

Went back up to the red gate with our spoons and gave it another go for about and hour and a half, but by that time fishing seemed to slow down. Saw a lot of fish pulled out today and had some great conversations with fellow fishers. Water was pretty slow and low.
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Name: AJFishdude Date: March 22, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished the Skookumchuck from about 12:30 to 5:30 or so in the evening. Tried numerous spots down in the fields, mostly bobber and jig, but I also drifted some corkies and yarn where the current was a bit faster. Used shrimp oil almost the entire day as well. Focused mainly on pink/white/nightmare jigs, as well as pink corkies and black yarn. I had some bobber downs that looked good, but nothing was on the other end when I set the hook....except for a Whitefish at one point. Still a nice day though, and I got to check out some new spots down in the fields. Don't know how it was up top.
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Name: tele_maniac Date: March 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went down to the Skookumchuck River yesterday afternoon with my buddy Robb. It was a beautiful sunny day with some high scattered clouds. The water was pretty murky from the previous rain. Over all the fishing was pretty slow; however, I did better than most around us (2/3). Since my friend had never been to the Skookumchuck I took him to the red gate. We drift fished single pink corkies. I hit a fish on my third cast. Feisty little hen went airborne after about twenty seconds and spit the hook. About twenty minutes later I hooked and landed a nice fat buck with a little color (approx. 8-10 lbs). He put up a good fight. We fished there for about 45 minutes after that. My buddy had a couple bumps but no hook-ups. We moved to another spot a few hundred yards up river. Snagged a low hanging branch and lost my corky after a few casts. Changed up and put on an orange, pink and green corky. Hit a nice big double punch hen on my second or third cast (approx. 12-15 lbs). She put up a good fight. Made a couple of epic runs. After she tired out my buddy had a hard time trying to net her because my net wasn't big enough! LOL! Thankfully, another guy with a bigger net came over to help and netted it for us. My buddy fished for another hour, unfortunately he didn't hook-up. Only saw four or five other fish caught while we were there, so I feel pretty lucky to have limited. The only way it could have been a better day would have been if my buddy hooked up too. Maybe next time. Tight lines...
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Name: salmonbarry Date: March 15, 2014 Rating:
 
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So wanted to keep the mojo going and had someone I have been promising to take out to the Skookumchuck so we hit the fields at daylight and worked our way all the way down to the power lines without a bump. Ran into a few other fellow fish people with the same results.

About 11am took him up to show him the hatchery and other holes and of course, it was packed but found a parking spot and started walking up to the dead line just to scope out some holes. Didn't bring our rods but just wanted to show him some areas that produced fish but let him know, he wouldn't be alone. He is retired and about 72 years young and gets around pretty darn good for a man his age so at least wanted to get him into an area he could hit during the week that may not be so crowded. He has shown me some cool fishing spots on the Queets so wanted to return the favor.

Saw 3 fish total, 1 bright and 2 pretty colored up that were on the bank for all the guys fishing so tells me not a very productive day overall I think so just wanted to get out a report to you all as there are still a few fish moving through but visibility was about a foot and a half so pretty much have to get in front of their noses!
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Name: mizm05 Date: March 02, 2014 Rating:
 
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Fished the fields hard on Sunday. From the "top" of the fields by the cable crossing, down to the power lines. No fish, and same story for the 4-5 guys I bumped into throughout the day.

Water was high, and very colored. No signs of life that I saw and everyone else out there concurred.
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Name: AJFishdude Date: February 28, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went down to the Skookumchuck for the first time today. Pulled into the parking lot in the fields around 8am and was fishing by about 8:30 or so. I fished until around 2:15pm. I tried drifting corkies and yarn on the bottom just a little, but spent most of the day floating jigs under a bobber. I basically started at the first spot that looked decent and then worked my way down river. At one particular hole I saw another guy go 2/3 in about 40 minutes. The first was a nice hatchery fish, the second was a little native, and the third was a good sized fish that wrapped into a log and got off pretty quick. Looked to be in the 8 to 9 pound range. Anyway, he gave me some tips on the spot he was fishing, but requested that I not share details, so I will honor his wishes. I tried at that hole for about an hour or so but couldn't get anything to bite so I moved on. I eventually found a nice drift that paralleled a downed tree and was able to bring in a very nice looking 4.5lb hatchery hen. I was using a 1/4 oz nightmare jig with shrimp oil at the time.

Overall it was a very good day. I got to experience a new river, saw fish caught, landed a nice fish myself and the weather was great. I must also say that I really like that lower stretch down in the fields, the river just has a nice feel to it if you know what I'm saying. I don't mind some combat fishing, especially if the fishing is good, but it is great to be able to get away from the crowds and fish in relative seclusion as well. I found it funny that as I was getting my gear ready to go I saw numerous cars going up the road, I can only assume they were headed for the hatchery, while the lot at the fields only had maybe 4 or 5 vehicles total. I'll probably check out the hatchery area eventually, but was content to leave it alone for today.
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