Fished the Upper Skagit Yesterday

Discussion in 'Washington Freshwater Lakes & Rivers Reports' started by wood2turn, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. wood2turn

    wood2turn Well-Known "Member"

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    Terry
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    Well the nets filled the lower River yesterday so I headed up River a bit just East of the Concrete bridge. There's a really nice deep hole with a great eddy for the fish to hold up and take a breather.
    2 casts in I get one on but he comes unbuttoned. Few casts later...another hit.
    I start thinking this is going to be a FUN day! Then....

    Along comes a couple of drift boats that decide this is the perfect water for them too.
    Well one of the boats hooks up and lands a real beauty at the top of the hole, the next boat hooks up but loses it then as he reaches the bottom of the hole he hooks up again and lands a pretty fair fish (maybe 10 - 12 pounds or so).
    I had a drive by while they were watching me so they both decided to make another run at the hole.
    They get back up to the top using that nice eddy to get then there, start their drift, then next thing I know one anchors just at the top of the hole while the othe anchors nearer the bottom of it.
    This is only like 75 feet from me!
    I tried to be nice about it and asked them hey guys....I'm kind of confined to this one little area but you have the entire River yo fish....do you have to anchor right in my fishin hole?

    The answer came back....

    FUCK YOU....IT'S A FREE RIVER AND THESE NICE FOLKS PAID GOOD MONEY TO CATCH FISH!!

    All in all between the 2 boats they caught another 5 or 6 fish before the bite stopped (or they cleaned out the hole, I don't know which) and they moved on. Which took them about 30 min.

    I didn't get another bite the rest of the day.

    Now I know why I never fished the rivers before.....too many assholes to deal with!
    So....I'm STILL fish less for the year.
     
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  2. Grady226

    Grady226 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That happens..Its even worse on the Sky!

    At least you had a couple hookups!
     
  3. Waterdog~

    Waterdog~ Just one more

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    Pics of boats some Bd'er might know them......
     
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  4. Nosecrets

    Nosecrets Blackmouthers good side

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    They used to do that during the sockeye run and after having 4-6oz pyramids hit their boats they left
     
  5. wood2turn

    wood2turn Well-Known "Member"

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    Terry
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    I use an old school flip phone...the camera is lousy.
    No pictures.
    I was unable to read anything on the sides of the drift boats.
    It looked like most of it was worn off.
    Those boats were old looking
    It's over and done with....I am over it.

    Today I fished the lower river...
    Caught 9 Dollies, released all 9. Did not see or hear of any Salmon caught.
     
  6. Makscoot

    Makscoot Living and Learning

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    I am guessing you were fishing fro the bank "maggot".
    That is too bad. some guides are cool, others feel they own the river since they are out there so much. They were planning to fish that hole an hour before they saw you.
     
  7. Hunter Dan

    Hunter Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fresh or salt, boats come too close to the bank angler then they are simply a target. 75 feet? That's easy to take care of. Guide name and number on those boats? The F-bomb by itself is enough reason to warn the brutherhood not to book a trip with jackwagons.
     
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  8. Mpizzle

    Mpizzle Bobber down!

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    And this right here is why I sold my jet sled and never looked back. One bad experience on the Cowlitz was all it took.

    We fished up higher on Saturday, Marble to Concrete. TONS of kings up there but the silvers were pretty shy...
     
  9. Sundodger

    Sundodger Fishing is fun

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    Fished just a little upriver from Sedro-Wooly last night after work. Really slow, and very few rollers.


    Hatchery manager says there are at least 4K fish up in the Cascade right now, but they pushed in all at once on the last significant rain and are pretty lockjawed at this point.


    I think we need more rain and some cooler river temps to push in some new fish and get them biting.
     
  10. Clockwork

    Clockwork I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    the mindset that a "paying customer" holds any special status is bizarre.

    shelling out some cash and jumping in a guide boat is cheap and easy. it takes a shit ton more resources to go out there and do it yourself.
     
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  11. wood2turn

    wood2turn Well-Known "Member"

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    I took a trip to the river today....

    The lower river was of course totally unfishable.
    That puts everybody crunched together from marble mount to the Cascade.
    I talked to a fish cop at one of e roadsides and he told me it was crazy.
    He said guys were actually fist fighting over which fish belonged to who!!
    He said it is elbow to elbow on the Cascade but you can walk across the river on the fish there's so many.
    I gave up on combat fishing several years back....I'll pass on the Coho and start getting ready for Winter BM.
    I hope to be able to get a couple this year.

    Hummmph....all those fish in the Cascade had to come through MA 6, 7, 8, & 9 yet we could not fish for them.
    Thank you NW TREATY TRIBES,
    Assholes..........

    Oh btw......
    I will have open seats for BM all Winter...just in case anyone is interested...
     
  12. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Very generous, are there any BM out there? Thanks
     
  13. wood2turn

    wood2turn Well-Known "Member"

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    Lord I hope so Erik...

    I usually wait until late Jan. to go after them but I remember we used to have a derby here in Oak Harbor around Thanksgiving so I just may try it again.
     
  14. Blktailhunter

    Blktailhunter Newbie

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    That's why I have a 1 ounce castmasterr with a couple of razor blades glued to it stashed in my lure box. Solves the problem real quick when they keep getting their lines cut.
     

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