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Snohomish County, WA

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01/03/2014
36° - 40°
Float Fishing
Steelhead
Shrimp
Pink
Mostly Sunny
Jig
Morning
01/04/2014
1
1349

My morning opened up, and I needed a fix of nature, exercise and adventure that the river could provide. I was a little concerned about the river levels, because the rain came down hard the night before. Morning came, but unexpected chores and preparation delayed me. Sound familiar? With a late departure, I decided to go close, reaching Thomas Eddy at 8:00am. There was only one car already in the parking lot. I was armed with a few creations to support floating or drift fishing from shore. Also had cured eggs, fish or shrimp oil and live sand shrimp (Compliments of John’s Fishing and tackle – Thanks John!) I had never used sand shrimp before, but I was ready to try. There were several great spots with Eddy currents to test my floating skills with a pink and white jig. I found some open water too that required use of the waders in a slow current. The sun came out from the clouds and glistened on the river. A 3’ Steelhead leaped completely out of the river, about 30’ in front of me. I quickly cast just upstream of the fish, but no bite. Then added shrimp to my jig and donated a few of them to the river. Goose egg, but fine day with the water all to myself. I rated this a 1, to comply with the rules when no fish are caught, but it was a 3.5-4 in my mind. Happy fishing!


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FishingTenor
1/7/2014 12:41:00 PM
Hey FishingTenor,
Steelie here. Just letting you know that we would flip you the finger if we could. But since we cannot, we jump out of the river in front of you instead. Ha ha, you will never catch me...!
FishingTenor
1/7/2014 11:08:00 PM
Hey Steelie,
Next time I am on the river, you don't have a chance! I'll tempt you with something flashy, then offer a tasty presentation that you won't be able to resist. You might as well surrender now. Kiss your sweet tail goodbye.
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Available Guide

Available Fishing Guide:
Website: Ross Outdoor Adventures

Phone: (509) 750-7763