Fishing in Stehekin

Fishing the Stehekin
Fishing the Stehekin

For an avid fisherman, there is nothing quite like the challenge of luring in that record breaking fish using his knowledge and skill to outsmart his prey. For the rest of us, it is just great fun to hook a fish and reel it in with a goofy grin on our face.

I personally am a lousy fisherman, but I find great satisfaction in the act of fishing. There’s just a relaxing calm that happens as I cast out my fly line and watch the river take it away downstream, hoping that a fish will think it to be a tasty treat. And sometimes it even works! Amazing!

Whatever your skill level, Fall is a great time to fish the Stehekin River and surrounding creeks for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. The air is crisp, the water is low, and the fish are hopping.

Reeling in a big one
Reeling in a big one

The report from better fishermen than I is that the river is much better this year than it was last year. One fellow said he was getting 18-24″ fish most days that he fished the lower sections of the Stehekin River. People are having success up higher too. Obviously the fish upstream are smaller, but there are lots of them!

The fishing should stay good through October, so grab you gear and come on up to practice your skill (or just try your luck) on the beautiful Stehekin River!


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