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Hey everyone. I’ve never been to the Skagit and was thinking about checking it out middle of September. I’m not asking anybody for the location of their honey spot; however, before I drive 3 hours, I would appreciate your opinions. I was thinking of camping at SilverTip Campground and fishing up and down river from there. It looks like reservations are not accepted, are crowds a problem at the campsite and river?

BTW, yes, I realize it’s all C&R, single barbless hook and a bait ban (this includes worms). Also, I’ll be using my spinning reel set up, not fly fishing.

(Mostly) any opinions/thoughts/words of wisdom would be appreciated.


Should be OK. Also there is a camping site near 26 mile bridge, it's never been full.

Try chucking a weighted sculpin fly patter in grey/white or tan and light green on your spinning rod into the deeper holes and swing them toward the tail and you are likely to pick up some pretty nice bulls/dollies.

Thanks for the notes.
I hear waders are a must along w/ bug spray.

Thanks again.

I use to use bumble bee patterns and worked well many moons ago lol

If your using a spinning setup you can try some blue fox, and mepps, trout spinners. Just be careful not to spook the fish when your wading around. You could even try using drifting a single orange or red bead. Pretty aggressive fish in there.
Mainly you can wade the river walking up and down, i did that the first time when i didn't know the river. It was successful, but i was on the fly.

Spent a few hours there on Saturday w/ no luck. The river was REALLY low. The good news is that the mosquitoes weren't too bad. My thermometer says the overnight low was 5C. Maybe I'll try again in the summer when the water level is a little higher.

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