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fishinoriginal said:
There are sturgeon in there?
yep there are... there was an article in fishing and hunting news a few years back about sturgeon in many of the puget sound streams.... Snoq, Skag, Lower Puy, etc etc.

or was that the snohomish??? well its possible... they search out many places forageing for food!
 

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ive heard of them in the sno but never the sky but who's there might be on or two in the sky Tup:
 

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I was told a couple of years ago by a WDFW biologist that all the White Sturgeon around here are from the Columbia and the Fraser. Mostly Columbia Sturgeon, that being said I was told that a lot of the rivers in Western Washington have a transient population from a handful to a few hundred at any given time in the warmer months.
 

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I have heard some credible reports of Snoho sturgeon, but I can't imagine sturgeon veturing all the way into snoqualmie. Possibly in the lower river near the snohomish confluence.
 

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fishinoriginal said:
I have heard some credible reports of Snoho sturgeon, but I can't imagine sturgeon veturing all the way into snoqualmie. Possibly in the lower river near the snohomish confluence.
There is an active sturgeon fishery in the lower Snohoh, FYI. They are also fished for in the lower Stilly.
 

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In addition to those species mentioned others that I have caught in the Snoqualmie included:
eastern brook trout
bull trout (now closed to fishing for)
Atlantic salmon
pikeminnow
peamouth chub
longnose dace
largemouth bass
yellow perch
brown bullhead

Tight lines
Curt
 

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and just for the record on the salmon...

chinook - CLOSED to fishing
Pinks - CLOSED to fishing
Silvers
Chums

There is no salmon hatchery, so all salmon are wild, unless they happen to stray from the sky or something.

If trout is the target, look into the coastal cutthroat (sea run cutthroat). They can be fun on light tackle. Remember the single barbless and no bait rules for much of the year (selective fishery rules). Just be careful as many of the 'trout' people catch are juvinile steelhead and salmon that can be quick to strike flies, spinners, etc. Personally, if I really want trout, I focus on waters, time of year, and techniques that help me avoid the young salmon and steelhead and focus on the SRCs. If I find I can't avoid the little buggers, I just stop, or perhaps switch to targeting steelhead or salmon. And if I still have an itching for trout, I'll head up the the N, S, or Middle forks and get my fill up there. Or head over to the Cedar when open or even a local lake (Pine, Beaver, Rattlesnake, etc).
 
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