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Is it possible to just target the trout feeding on salmon eggs in our local rivers right now? If so, is there a technique and a location in the river (run,riffle,pool, head,mid,tail) where this is possible? The reason for my question is a bit goofy, but it unfortunately is the reality i'm faced with: my 7 wt is in for warranty(quoted a month), and my only other rod is a 4 wt. budget is not allowing for a new rod either... I guess if all else fails the skagit is still open for a few weeks!

Thanks in advance

For areas with spawning salmon use single egg patterns.
If conditions are right , you can sometimes spot cutties behind spawning fish.Just use a light enough tippet so that if you do accidently hook into a big dog, you can pop it without too much harm to the fish or your gear.
Or like you say, pick spots without salmon. If the weather's good, interior lakes in the fall are good choice

if it were me..theres no way id take a 4wt to the river..the rivers around me are too loaded with salmon to target trout..Id be fishing gear till the replacement shows up..or fish a lake.

I broke my 7wt switch last month on a pink..after landing a chum..I had just bought the rod a few weeks earlier...had my tip in the mail box in 1 week !

theres only a few scenarios where that is possible... like prune said you would have to sight fish.

by terrace we would hit 2 very small creeks beside lakelse lake and there would be sockeye there... with beautiful, fat cutties following.

we used light gear (4lb main 2lb leader) and used worms or very small dick nites. the sockeye were spawned out and left everything alone. those cutties were a blast...

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