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Just got back from the Upper Skagit (Sumallo Grove area). The river was higha nd fast. The fish have plenty of water to hold in ad are probably scattered throughout the system right now. Wading and fishing opportunities were severely hampered by the height and speed of the water. In 5 hours I didn't see a single fish rise and touched none. I talked to 8 or 9 anglers and only met one who caught a fish, and he only hooked one. It was not the river I hoped it would be, but it was the one I expected it would be. Hope someone has had better luck than I did and will report on it. Still a great day, sunny and calm weather, wading in water, waving a stick.
 

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I am probably heading up that way early monday morning.. were you using dries, or wets??? I was gonna try some nymphs and see how that goes.. doesn't sound too hopeful though :-\
I fished almost all nymphs only tried dries for about 1/2 hour. Used stoneflies (golden and black), green copper johns, bead head hares ear, prince nymph and river dragons. Not even a bump. Yeah Finder, i'd say it's probably a couple of weeks away from good fishing yet.
 

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Hey Professori how far down the trail did you go? I'm thinking of going this weekend and camping at Delacy. I went there last year for the opener and like you I found the Sumollo grove area to high and two fast but lower down around the campsite was very fishable.
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Bead Head said:
Hey Professori how far down the trail did you go? I'm thinking of going this weekend and camping at Delacy. I went there last year for the opener and like you I found the Sumollo grove area to high and two fast but lower down around the campsite was very fishable.
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I didn't go down the trail at all, but talked to guys who did. One guy was down the trail about 5 km (which would put him near Delacy) and he reported that the water was worse than around the Grove. There was still snow in the hills on the first, but with this weather, I wouldn't be surprised if the water remains high for another 2 weeks. I'm probably going to go out Wednesday or Thursday next week.
 

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Well I decided to go up anyways. Left home Friday morning and was at Sumollo by 1pm. The river looked high and fast but somewhat fishable. Loaded up the backpack with camping gear and headed off to Delacy campsite. Set-up camp and was fishing by 3pm. There are a couple of nice spots right at the delacy campsite and I managed to hook 3 and land 1 all on big extended body mayflies. The next day I fished lower down from Delacy camp. The water gets bigger and faster the lower I hiked so I turned around and fished around camp again. Had a few followers with a soft hackle fly but no biters. On the way back I was going to fish the Sumollo area but there were already people fishing the few spots that were available. The fishing was slow but I find it’s always worth the trip out there regardless of the fishing. Definitely by back in a couple of weeks.
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