Summer's Not Quite Over

September 12, 2016

For the past couple of weeks, many have been getting ready to throw in the towel on summer...rain, colder than normal temps and early leaves falling from the trees. Then this week happened and it has reinvigorated the summer feeling around here.

School is back in session so fewer anglers on all the watersheds in the area and some earlier than normal closures on some but that just means you have to sniff a little harder to find those still prime waters! This report is for the creeks and small blue lines on the map, some with names and others without.

There are plenty still open within an hour or so of downtown Seattle and certainly within a couple hours. Wild and native trout just sitting in gin clear water awaiting one last time to come play with a dry fly drifted over their heads. The Forks of the Snoqualmie fit into this category as do many of the tributaries to the Yakima and Cle Elum Rivers so go find a blue line and chase some summer trout before summer is really gone.