Our local Winter Steelhead season is off to a great start, and there are plenty of two-toned chromers throughout the Snohomish River system. 3RM prostaffer John Thomas of Rotten Chum Guide Service has found good numbers of Steelhead in the Skykomish River near Sultan and Monroe. John just upgraded to a 23’ Alumaweld Super Vee Pro which is perfect for where he guides, the Skykomish, Snohomish and Cowlitz Rivers.
The Super Vee is a great choice for anyone looking for an open boat for local rivers. Dubbed, “The Choice of Professionals,” the Super Vee series was developed by Alumaweld specifically to meet the needs of West Coast fishing guides. It is designed to offer the serious angler a vessel that floats high and is perfectly balanced, tracks well for efficient side drifting, and has the storage and fishing space to make for a great day on the water!
John recommends that anglers looking for Steelhead spend their time side drifting or bobber dogging from the Wallace Flats all the way down to Lewis Street in Monroe. Skykomish Steelhead typically won’t stack up in huge numbers at any given spot in the lower river, so it’s important to cover every spot that looks like holding water. Put in your time and you will be rewarded.
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