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Skykomish near Sultan
« on: September 09, 2017, 12:51:19 PM »
I haven't river fished for salmon since about 1997 and can't really remember what gear to use.  I'd like to do some fishing with my son near our new place.

All I remember was using spinning corkies behind a three way swivel with a weight.  I seem to recall using a can lid above the weight to help lift it on the retrieve.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 02:32:21 PM »
I used to use1" of 1/4" pencil lead dropped from a 3-way swivel and 6' leader with Dick Nite spoons in various colors, but always had best luck with silver or 50/50

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 03:27:04 PM »
What are you wanting to fish for?
The Dick Nite rig Floyd is talking about works wonders for the pinks.
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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 03:40:40 PM »
I should have clarified that's what I've used for pinks, but also caught trout & whitefish in both the upper Skagit and Sky.

I love using Panther Martin in the upper rivers, just make sure you are legal for the type of hooks. I have switched most of mine to single barbless hook  8)

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 04:10:38 PM »
One of the most simple and effective methods for pinks and silvers is  twitching jigs. Tie a 1/4 to 1/2oz maribou or rabbit jig on your line. Toss it into slack water, let it sink a couple seconds, then slowly retrieve it while lifting the rod tip every few cranks.


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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 10:46:09 PM »
Thanks everyone.

What are you wanting to fish for?
The Dick Nite rig Floyd is talking about works wonders for the pinks.


Didn't know there was much more than pinks up there, but would be happier with other than pinks....   ;)  Really just want my son to hopefully get more excited about fishing.

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 06:04:53 AM »
I would also look at slip bobbering- just figure out the depth and adjust. Great steelhead up that way

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 06:36:23 AM »
Floated it last weekend, pinks weren't biting anything.  50/50 and pink dick nites or the pink jigs.  It was insane how many pinks were schooling up and we never got a single bite.  Never seen anything like it.

Hooked five kings, landed three.


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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 10:35:54 AM »
Bummer on not being able to keep Kings, got to catch something though.  I wonder why the pinks aren't biting.

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 01:16:42 PM »
Bummer on not being able to keep Kings, got to catch something though.  I wonder why the pinks aren't biting.
The bite seems to come in waves. I've been out a couple times, and it was never consistent.

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »
I was out last night on the skykomish and in 2.5 hours I hooked probably 25 and landed atleast 20 some were pretty bright and some looked like dinosaurs! I'm a drift fisher and I run a light pink corky with purple yarn with about a 18" leader . Get a distance from the launch or parking area away from the jiggers and you'll get them . I prefer faster water over the holes

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 10:15:41 PM »
I was out last night on the skykomish and in 2.5 hours I hooked probably 25 and landed atleast 20 some were pretty bright and some looked like dinosaurs! I'm a drift fisher and I run a light pink corky with purple yarn with about a 18" leader . Get a distance from the launch or parking area away from the jiggers and you'll get them . I prefer faster water over the holes
Some of this. Faster water is where it's at. The corky and yarn, but so do the jigs. Small 1/8 oz shrimp pink, purple, or chartreuse jigs can work wonders. Work them over the top of a school like stripping a fly, the biters will engage.

You could always go way up river come towards the forks, and even above and fish small spinners and spoons for dollies. This time of year can be a good opportunity to catch some big dollies up river.
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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 05:35:49 AM »
It's a great time for Dollies !

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 07:20:09 PM »
Nice! Hooked one over 36" on the Tieton R. Many years ago. Broke it off trying to get it into shallow water for photos.  :(

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 10:00:39 AM »
 I leave town tomorrow. But when I get back (Oct 2nd)  I'll take y'all out on a sled and show you spots/gear to use.
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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 06:30:32 AM »
🤗 Caught this one, released it as it was hooked in the hump. Not much action around me.

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 07:50:42 AM »
Very nice right there where the Sultan dumps into the Sky is a popular area.

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 12:15:33 PM »
For the kids, I have few frog water type spots (deep slow pools) that hold a lot of salmon and using a slip bobber and jig is the key.  Easy for kids.  Less time dealing with snagged fish (pain the butt), flossing, and getting stuck in the rocks and losing tackle.  If you can grab some FRESH LIVE sandshrimp, it can be like crack to the humpies - put the tail end or even the head end on the jig under the float  :tup:

We need some rain and temps to drop for the bite to really pick up.  Then the slivers will move in.  Then the chums and eventually steelhead.  River used to be really good for all of those.  But not hardly worth the effort now days.  One of the reasons I switched to hunting.  At least humpy fishing with the kids is fun though  :tup:

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 01:28:11 PM »
Very nice right there where the Sultan dumps into the Sky is a popular area.
Yeah, though they pulled a body out of there yesterday that came from upriver. Happened just before we got there.  I guess he was bobbing along and the got sucked under there. They got a heartbeat but I don't know if he made it.

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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 01:29:59 PM »
 :yike:


http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/FEATURE-NEWS/Man-pulled-from-Skykomish-River-in-Sultan-WA-br-i-After-being-under-water-for-a-long-time-i-2964984

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says an unidentified man was critically injured Tuesday afternoon after being submerged for a long time under the frigid and always dangerous waters of the Skykomish River.

Calls to 911 started coming in just before 3:00 pm reporting there was a man yelling for help in the river, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Shari Ireton.

Witnesses said the man had been acting strangely before jumping into the river. A short time later, after first appearing to be swimming, the man became distressed and started calling for help.

Rescue crews pulled the man out from under about 12 feet of water. He'd been submerged for roughly a half an hour by then, according to the sheriff's office.

About 4:00 pm the man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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Re: Skykomish near Sultan
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 08:06:06 PM »
Unfortunately it happens every year up here you have to respect the river year round.
Tonight I got 9 pinks and one king

He's been in the river awhile but on 6lb test it was a great fight and then safely released

 

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