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Slowwww Friday: Water color about as good as it could be, vis. was fair. Flow/level good.

Spent a great day Friday on the Nooch fishing, catching 0/0.
Cigars were great as was the shore lunch and a brew with the weather being the best suprise. Clear and sunny until about three. The lot at Black creek was full as was the overflow area, but the river seemed empty. Where did everone go? We were the only boat upstream most of the early morning, by the divirsion dam and down.
Watch out for the skinny water up there BTW. :eek: One spot was shallow so stay on top, and one was tight and shallow. Remember where it is when backdrifting down, we skipped it completely. Still good water over the spillway for the DB's to slide/walk it over with a rope. When in doubt walk it out! The chute is packed with debris. Not that you would want to go that way anyhow.

Slid down fishing past the launch still very few boats, which was a good thing. Most boats we did speak with were Tdown: with a report of one fish way down low in one boat and one banky with one fish and another crackered. All in all I had a great time relaxing and fishing with a great friend Tup: on the river regardless of not scoring. Maybe Sunday will be better after the river rises from this little bit of rain today.
 

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Interesting post after the "Hot' one earlier this week, amazing how a river can turn on and off based on so many variables...
 

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sure changes fast doesnt it........hows the water below black creek launch? easy to float with a sled?
 

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Went to the Nooch on Friday too... All the boats that were missing were putting in at the 7300 line upper bridge! I got there before daylight and was about 15th in line! Before my report I have to put in a few reminders to others to have your gear, and boat ready to roll before your turn to launch. Man, I couldnt believe the number of people dinking around, loading their gear etc, etc, etc holding up launch traffic, and please once in the water pull your boat over to the rock jetty to give the next person in line room to launch their boat... Wow, had to dig deep to practice tolerance and patience! (deep breath, and keep smiling!) It's all good, but try and remember that there 10 boats behind you waiting to go.... Having said that, on to my report. Being 15 to 20th in line was not what we wanted to see when we arrived (darn it!) The river was in awesome condition but most of the holes had been hit or were occupied already. We were doing a long drift all the way down to the wishkah bridge so we were mostly side drifting eggs and prawns with no luck. Tried pulling plugs in a few spots, nothing. Most of the boats we passed had a fish or two though but they said they were all caught early (while I was waiting to launch!) We did manage to hook one fish tossing spinners but it threw the hook after 10 seconds (chromer though)... Not a great day as far as fishing goes but a great day on a beautiful river... better than any day at work! We did talk to one boat(camo sled with three camo guys) that slayed em... had one hatchery chromer 17-18 lbs, 4 other smaller fish as well. So, whatever they were doing, I would say...do that! Rami out. nuke:
 

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Eggster, yes good float although the river has dropped a tad. Only spot we were concerned with was right below the bridge at the alder pile( We stayed left, tight to the pile at warp speed) in the middle and at about 1/2 to 3/4 mile down just above the house on the left side of the river, gets a little tight and pushy there if you know what I mean. Keep the peeps :shock: open when ya get there. Going to try the Sop in the AM. Good luck if you head out in the morning.
Nooch stats
01/18/2008 07:00 5.39 1,710
01/19/2008 19:00 5.20 1,550
 

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Another reiteration of why it's not always best to follow or chase the reports. Bummer on the o'fer day.

It should be a bit better as soon as we get a little more visibility. Hopefully soon! Tup:
 

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Not really chasing the reports, I just enjoy getting out and fishing. I have way to much time on hand to chase reports and I don't mind giving a report to help the sportsman in all of us. No biggie on the 0'fers wink:
I will fish the Sop tomorrow and the Skook on Monday. Stay tuned.
Three days fishing out of four days off is pretty good in my book. If I come home empty handed what the "Hey" at least I gave it a shot by having a good time getting out.
I feel that a good bit of information has been exchanged here from those in the know by those willing to divulge it.
Hope to hear of your report soon. Tup:
 

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Nice report and you guys are right. The window of opportunity is usually pretty small. If your there when all the stars are alligned then it's awesome if not your suckin wind but hey that's fishin. Chasing reports is sometmes good but learning and knowing when NOW time is or should be is way better at putting you on the river at the best possible time to have one of those.. SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY DAYS.. You know some days nobody has caught a dang thing yet you have just killed um. Funny how this fishin thing works. :roll:
 

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fished the Nooch Sat (1/19) by boat. Saw one fished caught by a bankie / saw three fish caught by boaters. Slow day on the river in my eyes, yet it was a fun day on the river.
 

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I floated it on Sat. as well. We put in at White Bridge and took out by Black Creek, I think thats what it's called anyway. We were not too succesfull either. I did see one caught by a boater fishing off the bank, and talked to a couple of guy's in a white Lavro who caught 3 nice ones. Maybe next time I'll score. We fished it from around 6am and took out at dark.
 

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Fished Friday. 7300 to white bridge. What a cluster at the launch. Make sure your over far enough for people to exit and park their rigs after launching. Also park efficiently. Seemed slow for most. One guide put his clients on 4 fish. Fly fishing w large indicators and yarn balls. They were slowly working slower moving pocket water. Saw one fish caught about 4 lbs and talked to another guy that put 2 in the boat. We got one strike all day on straight sand shrimp. No corky. 14/15 lb hatchery. Happy to at least put some blood in the boat for the first float of the season. Between 2-3 ft of vis. Great to finally get out for some metal though. clap:
 

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Soady said:
Not really chasing the reports, I just enjoy getting out and fishing. I have way to much time on hand to chase reports and I don't mind giving a report to help the sportsman in all of us. No biggie on the 0'fers wink:
I will fish the Sop tomorrow and the Skook on Monday. Stay tuned.
Three days fishing out of four days off is pretty good in my book. If I come home empty handed what the "Hey" at least I gave it a shot by having a good time getting out.
I feel that a good bit of information has been exchanged here from those in the know by those willing to divulge it.
Hope to hear of your report soon. Tup:
Tup: thanks for the info.........i would much rather be "chasing reports" than at work any day wink:
 
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