Water flow: 2090 cfs
Visibility: 12 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F
Water condition: Muddy
Best time of day to fish: Any time
Best stretch: Monroe to High Bridge
Best access point: Any pullout
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Hatches are not particularly applicable to steelhead
Fish species: Winter Steelhead
Fishing season: June 1 - January 31
Nearest airport: Seatac International
Recommended fly fishing leader: 6 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 14' 9 Weight Fly Rod
The Skykomish River flows west out of the Cascades and into Puget Sound through Monroe. It joins the Snoqualmie to form the Snohomish River and flows through Everett into the Sound.
The Skykomish holds both hatchery summer and winter Steelhead as well as a late wild winter steelhead run that is protected with closures. The Skykomish is a designated wild and scenic river.
The river runs ...
cold and clear throughout the winter unless the freezing level in the Cascades rises above 3000 feet. The mean flow is 4000 cfs.
Hatches are not relevant to the catching of winter steelhead.
The river is closed to all fishing and will reopen June 1, 2013