Sauk River, Washington Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Bellevue
Fly Fishing Map of Sauk River, WA
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Sauk River, Washington Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
There may be a smattering of summer steelhead. Look for bull trout in the riffles and tailouts.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sauk River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 4500 cfs

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Above confluence with Skagit

Best access point: Pull outs along Hwy 530

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Steelhead

Fishing season: Nov 1 - April 31 closed

Nearest airport: Arlington Regional Airport

Sauk River Description

The Sauk is a the major tributary of the Skagit and joins the Skagit below Rockport. It is a wild and scenic river and, as such, is undammed. Fluctuations from rain, snow and glacier melt are common with a mean flow between 3500-4000 cfs. It is a wide river with ample gravel bars and road access.

The Sauk is a prime wild winter steelhead stream from March through April. The fish are chrome bright ...

Techniques & Tips

Swing large streamers on sink tip lines

7-Day Forecast

It's the summer doldrums, fish elsewhere

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