The Skykomish and Wallace River have still been putting out winter steelhead. The fishing has been red hot in comparison to last year. Last year during the 3 Rivers Marine & Tackle Winter Steelhead derby we weighed in 45 fish in comparison to the 70 fish we have already weighed in this season and the derby continues until January 15th, 2018. Anglers fishing both the Skykomish and the Wallace have been finding success fishing a jig under a float as well as beads. Popular jig colors have been nightmare, peach, white, pink, orange and black patterns. Popular bead colors have been light pink and orange colored beads. The fish have been caught all throughout the day, so it has not been just a morning bite. Make sure to bring in your hatchery steelhead for our derby for a chance to win some great prizes!
With the Tokul Creek reaching their hatchery quota they were able to open the remainder of Tokul Creek earlier than expected. We have been hearing of anglers catching the winter steelhead in both Tokul Creek as well as the main Snoqualmie river around Big Eddy or Plum Landing. Those fishing the creek are fishing short leaders with yarn as well as beads. Those fishing the main Snoqualmie are finding success with floating jigs and spoons. The most productive jig colors for the Snoqualmie have been pink, white, and nightmare. Make sure to bring in your hatchery steelhead for our derby for a chance to win some great prizes!
Squid fishing in Puget Sound has remained hot in certain areas while slowing in others. Edmonds pier has seen a bit of a drop of after being red hot for over a month, while the piers in downtown Seattle have remained hot for those willing to brave the cold air temperatures to jig up some squid. We have also been receiving great reports for the south sound piers around Redondo. The best squid jig colors have been any jig that glows in a green, pink or white color.