Skykomish River Reports For Steelhead And Chinook
With the Skykomish being closed to fishing since the first of June everyone was jumping at the bit when the news came down this past Friday that the river was reopened. Many droped everything they were doing and went to the river anticipating that the fishing would be fantistic as fish would be stacked up with the additional time in which the river was closed. We did hear of fish being caught though it was not as everyone had anticipated. There were some steelhead caught in the Reiter Pond / Cable Hole section of the river, but not overly exciting for opening weekend. A few of the guys targeted Chinook in the middle and lower sections of the river and some managed to connect. One guide that I know managed to get 8 Chinook and 4 steelhead for his clients out of this section of the river one day this weekend.
Though fishing was not super productive at least we finally have the opprotunity to fish. Remember that August 31 will be the last of the fishing on the Snohomish system. It will be closed in September and Octoober to protect the few Coho that are returing.