rcthepirate wrote:I didn't have any luck fishing right at my feet this weekend, nor did I get anything casting way out in the middle. All of my fish came from somewhere in between. I mainly focus on picking out current seems and try to get my gear on the slow side of them. Also, don't make the mistake of thinking they are always going to be right there by the hatchery. If the hatchery area isn't fishing, don't hesitate to hoof it down to the cable hole. I actually heard more people were pulling fish out down there on Sunday than up by the hatchery. These summer run fish aren't ready to spawn yet for quite some time, so they aren't as attached to the hatchery area, and therefore they will definitely move around a bit.
As for Pilchuck Creek, I couldn't really tell you. I've never fished it, and don't know anyone who has, nor do I even know anything about it except that it is a tributary of the stilly. If you fish it you should post a report!
Yeah I definitely agree on not isolating any one part of the river system. You're probably right about the summer runs moving around a lot more as well being that they're not ready to spawn. For most my time fishing there the past weekend I was really only fishing the seams with both float and drift gear with eggs...Nothing came of it though, guess I'll have to try harder next time. That cable hole is to the right past those rapids aren't they?
Al Borlin is actually one of my favorite wholes to fish, my buddy actually caught a bright chrome winter run last year there.