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Old 04-10-2002, 03:06 PM
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Talking Your Rock . .

should be big and flat.

Likewise, your rivers should be (1) fishable and (2) infested with Steelhead for a reasonable chance of success.

The problem with July on a high snowpack year is (1). That leaves you the rocky Columbia tribs (especially ones that have dams) and a few Puget Sound rivers like the Sky and NF Stilly if the weather is cool.

Flows usually stabilize by early/mid August. The levels drop and floating line/fly becomes the preferred way to fish. August fishing is usually good in all areas - OP rivers like the Sol Duc, Hoh and Elwah. The Puget Sound and Columbia tribs are all worth a shot as well.

That being said, summer fishing is usually quite a bit more relaxing and productive that winter/spring fishing.

My .02,

Brian
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