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10/14/2017
Drift Fishing
Coho Salmon
Eggs and Shrimp
Red
Mostly Sunny
Bait Only
All Day
10/25/2017
5
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Here is the report of my yearly fall salmon trip. This year I fished the Snohomish river, unlike past years when I have fished the Cowlitz. Let's get started with the report. That morning the guide picked me up from my house and with him were Shane and CJ. We left immediately to drive up north an hour to get some salmon. We arrived at the ramp around six which was located up the Snoqualmie river a bit. As we got on the water we went of to go and try to catch some fish. One of the other guys on the boat(Jeff) had a lucky hat that flies out of his hand into the Snoqualmie River. We go back to look for it quite a bit and we could not find it so we gave up and went down river to fish. We fished the drift every one else was fishing and no one was getting anything. We saw 3 fish total out of 20 boats. We were doing every single method we had on the boat, free-drifting eggs, casting plugs, and spinners and out of 5 hours of fishing there was nothing but one fish that broke off a spinner. After this, we decided to move upriver.
We saw another boat land a fish and that was it. We put our time in and could not get anything to bite. We saw lots of items floating down the river and we had no idea what they were from. As going up the river to do another drift we see a boat anchored in a log pile. We headed over to see what was up. There had been 2 old ladies that flipped there kayaks got stuck under the logs. Luckily that other boat was there. We returned all of their items and we kept fishing. After a few more drifts I noticed something in the water. It was Jeffs lucky lamiglas hat!!!! I grabbed the net and scoop it up onto the boat. Jeff seemed very pleased to have his hat back.
The next drift we hooked up to a chrome coho that we brought to the boat in no time. Then after that, it was 1 fish for every drift. WE COULD NOT KEEP EM OFF!!!!!!!! The fishing turned on and we were the only boat catching. It was amazing. I have never experienced coho fishing that was this good. We hooked up to over 14 fish in short order and missed many others. This was a great trip that I will never forget. Thanks to our guide for putting us on the fish and thank you to Jeffs hat for being so lucky.

You can see the youtube video of this trip online at my youtube channel: Drifting The Northwest


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kwgdc
10/25/2017 11:10:14 AM
I'm pretty sure its selective gear rules on the Snoqualmie. No bait or scent, single barbless ....
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/25/2017 12:15:58 PM
THere were over 20 guides out there fishing eggs so I would assume it is not selective gear rules
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/26/2017 7:26:49 AM
We were on the Snohomish anyways
herefishy
10/25/2017 11:16:18 AM
Never underestimate the power of the lucky hat =D Nice catch.
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/25/2017 12:19:09 PM
Yes definitly.
branweeds
10/25/2017 11:38:35 AM
Nice job! Those are some great looking chromers. Thanks for the report.
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/25/2017 12:19:21 PM
thanks
lohans4
10/25/2017 2:40:03 PM
My copy of the Sport Fishing Rules say the same thing - selective gear rules for the Snoqualmie. What am I missing??
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/26/2017 7:25:46 AM
This is the Snohomish. Different river
Lord Of The Fly
10/25/2017 3:28:45 PM
Is this report for the "Snohomish River" as listed in the report heading, or the "Snoqualmie River" mentioned in the report text? Maybe he mixed up the names and meant to say "Snohomish River" in the report text and not the Snoqualmie River. Plus, I would think the guide would know better than to let his client fish with non-permitted gear.
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/26/2017 7:27:57 AM
We launched on the Snoqualmie and ran down to the Snohomish. Sorry for the confusion
riverhunter
10/25/2017 4:17:04 PM
Nice work. I had a similar experience also. Couldn't keep my eggs on as they kept getting hit nonstop. Limited out within the hour of my first hookup
DriftingTheNorthwest
10/26/2017 7:26:28 AM
Yah. once we found the fish we could not keep em off.
somethingsfishy
10/25/2017 5:02:38 PM
the boat launch is at High Bridge on the Snoqualmie, it is a short trip to the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Snohomish/Skykomish.
somethingsfishy
10/25/2017 5:04:00 PM
the boat launch is at High Bridge on the Snoqualmie, it is a short trip to the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Snohomish/Skykomish.

and the pictures are definatelly not the Snoqualmie
punkrocker
10/29/2017 10:42:23 PM
What’s the last day you fished the snoho? Are they still in?
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