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Snoqualmie River - Snoqualmie - Washington

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Water Flow Chart

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Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January No significant hatches Afternoon 12-20 Nymphs and Streamers
February No significant hatches Afternoon 12-20 Nymphs and Streamers
March Blue Wing Olives Afternoon 14-18 BWO Sparkle Dun, Pheasant Tail
April Blue Wing Olives, Skwala Mid Day - Evenings 10-16 BDG Skwala, BWO Emerger
May March Browns, BWO Mid Day - Evenings 12-16 Hare's Ear, Rusty Spinner, BWO Sparkle Dun
June Stoneflies, Caddis Morning - Evenings 8-14 Stimulator, Elk Hair Caddis
July Stoneflies, Caddis Morning - Evenings 8-14 Stimulator, Elk Hair Caddis
August Stoneflies, Caddis Morning - Evenings 8-14 Stimulator, Elk Hair Caddis
September Blue Wing Olives Afternoon - Evenings 16-20 BWO Sparkle Dun, Pheasant Tail
October Blue Wing Olives Afternoon - Evenings 16-20 BWO Sparkle Dun, Pheasant Tail
November No significant hatches Afternoon 12-20 Nymphs and Streamers
December No significant hatches Afternoon 12-20 Nymphs and Streamers

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Snoqualmie River in Snoqualmie offers a variety of exciting spots for fly fishing, each with its unique charm and appeal.

  • The Middle Fork: This section, known for its native Rainbow trout, provides a serene fishing experience amidst majestic surroundings. Fish early or late in the day for best results.
  • South Fork: A bit grittier, with rocky terrain, the South Fork is home to the wild Steelhead. Seasoned anglers often favor this part of the river.
  • North Fork: Boasting the best Steelhead run in the entire river system, the North Fork is a fly fisher’s dream. However, it’s typically only open for a short season in the fall.
  • Tokul Creek: A tributary of the Snoqualmie, Tokul Creek is famous for its winter Steelhead run, with the best fishing happening in December and January.

Best Access Points

The Snoqualmie River offers vast opportunities for fly fishing. When it comes to the best access points to start, below are notable locations:

  • Three Forks Natural Area: Located near the town of Snoqualmie, this spot provides ample river access along the main stem of the Snoqualmie River.
  • Plum’s Landing: Located just downstream from the Three Forks Park, it’s a walk-in access point that can be excellent for fly fishing during periods of lower water.
  • Fall City Bridge: Ample public parking and an easily accessible path to the river make this another great entry point for fly fishing.
  • Twin Rivers Golf Course: Follow Forest Service road past the golf course to access lower Middle Fork Snoqualmie River which is great for fly fishing.
  • Tokul Creek: A tributary of the Snoqualmie River, provides year-round fly fishing opportunities due to its diverse fish population.

Local Fish

  • Steelhead Trout: The Steelhead Trout is a popular choice among fly fishermen, especially in the winter months.
  • Rainbow Trout: This species often found in clear, cool waters. They bite best during overcast and rainy conditions.
  • Coastal Cutthroat Trout: Native to the Pacific Northwest, Coastal Cutthroat Trout are often targeted in the Snoqualmie River in late summer and early fall.
  • Mountain Whitefish: A silvery, streamlined fish, Mountain Whitefish are common throughout the Snoqualmie River.
  • Dolly Varden: This is a type of char, which is often caught alongside salmon and steelhead. They can reach an impressive size and put on a strong fight.
  • Pacific Salmon: Several species of Pacific Salmon may be encountered in the Snoqualmie River, including Coho and Chinook.
  • Bull Trout: While less common than some other species, Bull Trout can be both an exciting and challenging catch for skilled fly fishermen.
  • Brook Trout: Brook Trout are known for their receptiveness to fly fishing techniques and their adaptability to a variety of habitats.

About The River

Gathering in the Cascade Mountains, trickling through winding landscapes and forests, the Snoqualmie River has a beautiful tale to tell. Primarily known for the three grand waterfalls that it feeds, this river adds a unique charm to the Snoqualmie Valley.

Starting from three forks, namely North, Middle, and South, the river amalgamates into one with the water from nearby springs and creeks adding to its flow. Each of these forks has an interesting feature to provide, with the Middle Fork being the most scenic and dramatic. It’s a sight to behold!

The most renowned, Snoqualmie Falls, is a major tourist attraction and a sacred site for the Snoqualmie people, the first inhabitants of the valley. The river’s story stretches back to the Ice Age, moreover the Snoqualmie tribe credits the falls to be the place where the First People were created.

Partnering with the land, this river brings rich soil conducive for farming, providing sustenance for the people and infusing life into the Snoqualmie Valley.

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