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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2024, 01:41:06 PM »

We are so lucky to have such fish here.
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Glad some folks are still enjoying this iteration of a late Washington winter steelhead opportunity.

From a guy who caught his 1st steelhead in 1975 @ the age of 4yo (of course, all the credit goes to the old man..I just reeled), I personally feel it's a travesty that the steelhead runs were managed into the dirt by WDFW. Lots of contributing factors, but every stakeholder involved has honed their skills by now to deflect blame away from their group and instead present excuses/reasons to justify why it really wasn't "their doing". Instead, they hit the hot topics..."climate change", deforestation, population growth,...when, instead Ray Charles could see these fish were phuked by the 90's. WDFW just wanted to keep selling licenses....

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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2024, 06:48:10 PM »
'78 at the age of 6 was my first steelhead. The real reason these fish are gone is my dad and his buddies! Those fellas were so good at hammering fish it's amazing any survived. Never men to disrespect the limits, just always able to fill em. Took a lot of high fin steelies to raise 5 boys.

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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2024, 06:56:52 PM »
Nothing like a beautiful March or April morning on the Sauk/Skagit rivers.

Bob

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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2024, 10:50:40 AM »
Any recent reports? Iím heading back up on Saturday to float again. If the weather report is accurate, it looks like itís going to be shorts and flip flops instead of waders.

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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2024, 12:13:25 PM »
Hit and miss. Some guys are finding them. I think there are fish in the system but they're a little stale. The high water never materialized as forecasted so I don't foresee a big push of fresh fish coming in, just new fish filtering in a bit at a time. That extended stretch of warm weather should add some water and color which should be good I think.

I banked on Sunday for a few hours, hooked 2.
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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #50 on: March 29, 2024, 10:09:46 AM »
My two teenage sons and I are Gonna be checking the Sauk off the checklist of rivers to fish tomorrow. Donít have a way to float it so we will be hitting the bank. Hopefully thereís itís a successful day :tup:
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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2024, 01:02:22 PM »
My two teenage sons and I are Gonna be checking the Sauk off the checklist of rivers to fish tomorrow. Donít have a way to float it so we will be hitting the bank. Hopefully thereís itís a successful day :tup:

I'll be there as well tomorrow, along with 100 of our best friends I'm sure. Good luck!

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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2024, 01:27:18 PM »
good luck you guys!! 
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Re: Sauk River Steelhead
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2024, 01:46:39 PM »
My two teenage sons and I are Gonna be checking the Sauk off the checklist of rivers to fish tomorrow. Donít have a way to float it so we will be hitting the bank. Hopefully thereís itís a successful day :tup:

I'll be there as well tomorrow, along with 100 of our best friends I'm sure. Good luck!

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