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with it being raining today. does anyone have any clue if the Skagit goes dirty quickly with some rain. the water level chart says its risen from 6.15 to 6.22 since friday already, which is only like 3 inches but that could be huge in a small system like that.

Im asking because i dont want to drive out for my first time and find the river running dirty and have to turn around. :cheers:

any info appreciated
 

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it was rainy for a few days before the long weekend and it was crystal clear while I was there...it's a real clean river. not silty at all..nice gravel beds/boulders
 

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The Skagit doesn't really have any silt to feed into it. It's pretty rocky the full length. That's one of the benefits of having a river with little to no development around it. There are no real claybanks like the Vedder or the Maurice/Bulkley river up north. I've found the Skagit to be more productive after it's risen a few inches, so a little rain is a good thing.
 

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Thanks MrMugs :beerchug: lets hope i know what im doing as i have never river fished for trout before. it cant be much different than salmon fishing though :peace:
 

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i actually found the fishing to be better once the day heated up...the sun warmed the gravel and got the bugs moving...around 11am is when it picked up for me....fish the bright spots if youre up there that early!
 

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HOOK said:
the water level chart says its risen from 6.15 to 6.22 since friday already, which is only like 3 inches but that could be huge in a small system like that.
Good advice from all who suggested sleeping in a bit.......

I will add that you cannot put too much into river gauge readings for this river (Canadian section anyways). It is more of a Ross Lake (reservoir) indicator. Won't tell you much about the flow of the river.
 
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