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Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« on: January 08, 2018, 07:45:13 PM »
Iíve been trying to catch my first steelhead this year, been out three times, thought I had one above the Sultan pool tonight. Instead I caught this fish. Female, underdeveloped eggs, tiny stomach. Didnít put up too much of a fight, stayed deep, took some line.

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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 07:50:17 PM »
Dang. That sucks. Did you kill it?
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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 07:55:58 PM »
Oh yes, she came home with me.

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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 08:32:12 PM »
Wow! it looks in good shape... Did you report it?

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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 08:33:29 PM »
Hopefully he ate it, they arenít bad.  :twocents:
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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 09:00:38 PM »
That is a surprise. With no evidence of them actually eating anything in the 100 or so I had first hand knowledge of last Fall, it's hard to believe any are still alive.

Still, puts to rest any notion that they might be up the rivers spawning....

I'm curious to hear how fatty the meat is when you cook it.  I'd guess it is pretty lean at this point.

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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 11:02:57 AM »
They are way up the skagit as well. Caught a hen in late December and a spawned out buck middle of January.
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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 12:08:48 PM »
They are way up the skagit as well. Caught a hen in late December and a spawned out buck middle of January.

You sure it was spawned our and not just an immature fish?
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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 02:04:02 PM »
7-8 pound fish. It looked like a mature fish to me. No reproductive material left at all inside.

Fed it to the eagles.
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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 04:00:42 PM »
Should make good crab bait. Donít really see how it proves it canít spawn. Just because itís eggs are immature? It doesnít instantly become a mature fish it could take a year or 2 more

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Re: Atlantic Salmon in the Skykomish
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 05:36:18 PM »
Caught one while plugging 15 years ago below buck island on the Sky....it was a buck about 10 lbs....pretty weird back then

 

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