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places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« on: April 24, 2011, 03:42:52 PM »
im trying to get some time off next week to go down to the skookumchuck river, anyone know of some great holes to go steelheading? i live in tacoma and drive a big truck so im not to keen on wasting alot of gas haha. anyways any help would be much appreciated
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 04:17:21 PM »
When I am going to a new fishing spot ill spend some time searching google and mapquest or google maps. Make a plan of what spots your going to hit and it won't break the bank in gas $. The chuck can be good at times. Don't forget your nightmare jigs. ;)
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 04:22:49 PM »
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 08:31:01 PM »
You missed the Skookumchuck Steelhead by about two months. Can't imagine there would be any decent fish left in that river. I would head to the Cowlitz if you are looking for a good chance at Steelhead.
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 09:13:40 PM »
What He said . Steelhead is over on the skook.

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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 09:23:16 PM »
When I am going to a new fishing spot ill spend some time searching google and mapquest or google maps.

Also if you have a portable GPS you can download locations and hot spots from other anglers!
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 08:36:22 AM »
What He said . Steelhead is over on the skook.

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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 10:01:11 AM »
I have a buddy who had been fishing that river several days a week after work because he lives just about on it and he has been getting into a surprising number of fish but i will say the pics he's sent me are of pretty worn out fish... i wouldnt drive down there from tacoma to fish it

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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 10:06:40 AM »
The last time I fished it was about 3-4 weeks ago and the fish were too dark to keep. 
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 11:23:32 AM »
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 01:21:35 PM »
well the general concensus is that the steelies are too dark to keep this time of year on the skookum. thanks everyone for the help and info. hopefully i can get at them this next winter then.
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Re: places to fish on the skookumchuck river
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 01:46:00 PM »
I usually fish it right behind my house or up at the dam. There's tons of great slots and holes up there. However, your a bit late. I went a week and a half ago and caught several but it started petering out since then. I was there Saturday morning. Only caught and released one and lost one bright one right at the bank. It's pretty much over now, most of the fish are pretty dark.
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