The Skykomish River is one of the most popular rivers in Washington State for many types of fishing where you'll find Winter and Summer Steelhead, Dolly Barden and Coho, Chum and Pink Salmon (Pinks in odd numbered years only). For the best advice and tips, please follow these links to Steelhead University and Gorp.
Season starts June 1st, with a FREE fishing weekend the 2nd full weekend in June. The best fishing months are usually October- December.
WHERE TO BUY GEAR:
All About the Fly in Monroe "you will find great materials, knowledgeable staff, and an awesome space set up for fly tying and custom rod building. "
Big 5 Sporting Goods, Monroe
WHERE TO BUY A LICENSE:
Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce, Sultan
Big 5 Sporting Goods, Monroe
Whitfield's Licensing, Monroe
Brett's Guide Service "offers guiding on the Skagit river, Skykomish river, Snoqualmie river, Snohomish river, Stillaguamish river and the Cowlitz river for Salmon, Steelhead, Humpies, Chum Salmon and Dolly Varden. Brett offers his fishing guide services year 'round and fishes from a 20' Jet boat that fishes up to 5 people very comfortably. Washington fishing guides know where to fish and Brett specializes in fishing for Salmon and Steelhead in this area. Brett is available for Sturgeon year round and is USCG & CPR/First Aid Certified."
Emerald Water Anglers "is the only full service fly fishing outfitter based in Seattle, Washington since 1999. If you are headed to the greater Seattle area and want to fly fish, we are the most comprehensive resource for guiding and fly fishing in the region. We offer the widest array of Seattle based trips for the novice and expert alike."
The Fishing Goddess "I am a unique guide due to the fact that I am one of the few women that rows a drift boat down some of the toughest rivers in the world. I feel that fishing is best done from a drift boat. It's more scenic, more one on one, and more effective. What makes me a great guide? I only take you when the fishing is hot. I don't have to support a family or make a boat payment, so I only go when the fishing is at it's best!
Lewis St. Bridge in Monroe to Wallace River ALL SPECIES - June 1-Nov. 30 - night closure and anti-snagging rule.Dolly Varden/Bull Trout June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of the TROUT daily limit.All Other TROUT June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.Other Game Fish June 1-Feb. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.SALMON June 1-July 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 hatchery CHINOOK only.SALMON Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 COHO only.
Wallace River to Forks (pertains to Prospector's Bend Cabin, Skykomish Sunrise Cabin, Gold Sky River Cottage). CLOSED WATERS 6/1 8am. 8/1 area 1,500' upstream to 1,000' downstream of Reiter Ponds outlet. ALL SPECIES 8/1 - 11/30: night closure and anti-snagging rule. 8/1 - 2/28: fishing from any floating device prohibited in the area 1,500' upstream to 1,000 downstream of the outlet at Reiter Ponds. DOLLY VARDEN/ BULL TROUT 6/1 - 2/28 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit. ALL OTHER TROUT 6/1 - 2/28 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. OTHER GAME FISH 6/1 - 2/28 Statewide min. size/daily limit. SALMON 9/1 - 12/31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 2, plus 2 additional PINK. Release CHINOOK.
Skykomish River, North Fork from mouth to Deer Falls CLOSED WATERS from 1,000' downstream of Bear Creek Falls to Deer Falls. ALL SPECIES 8/1 - 11/30: night closure and anti-snagging rule. TROUT First Sat in June-Feb 28 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. OTHER GAME FISH First Sat in June-Feb28 Statewide Min. size/daily limit.
From Deer Falls Upstream All Game Fish First Sat in June-Oct 31. Statewise min. size/daily limit.
Skykomish River, South Fork from mouth to Sunset Falls Fishway (pertains to Sunset Falls Cabin, Rising Sun Retreat, River Rock Cottage, Huckleberry Hideout, Riverside Ranch, Ranch Bungalow, Light in the Woods, Money Creek Lodge, Cedar Sky Cabin and Mysty Mountain Cabin). CLOSED WATERS- from Sunset Falls Fishway to 600' downstream of fishway. ALL SPECIES- 8/1 - 11/30: night closure and anti-snagging rule. TROUT First Sat in June-Feb 28 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. OTHER GAME FISH First Sat. in June-Feb 28 Statewise min. size/daily limit.