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South Fork Snoqualmie River - Garcia - Washington

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

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.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Noon - Dusk #18-22 Zebra Midge
February Midges Late morning - Early afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
March Blue Winged Olive Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive, Parachute Adams
April Blue Winged Olive Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive, Parachute Adams
May Pacific Salmonfly Afternoon #4-8 Stimulator, Rogue Foam Salmonfly
June Pacific Salmonfly, Golden Stonefly Afternoon #4-8, #10-14 Stimulator, Rogue Foam Salmonfly, Yellow Sally
July Pacific Salmonfly, Golden Stonefly Afternoon #4-8, #10-14 Stimulator, Rogue Foam Salmonfly, Yellow Sally
August Terrestrial Insects Mid-morning - Afternoon #8-12 Hopper Patterns, Elk Hair Caddis
September Blue Winged Olive Afternoon #16-20 Blue Winged Olive, Parachute Adams
October Blue Winged Olive Afternoon#16-20 Blue Winged Olive, Parachute Adams
November Midges Noon - Dusk #18-22 Zebra Midge
December Midges Noon - Dusk #18-22 Zebra Midge

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 South Fork Snoqualmie River, specifically around the Garcia area, is an incredible location for avid fly fishing enthusiasts. The river is teeming with different trout species all year round, making it a cherished fishing spot.

Let’s have a look at some of the best spots to fish:
  • Twin Falls State Park: This spot offers great access to the river and is famous for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout.
  • North Bend: Located near the Garcia area, North Bend provides excellent fishing for both wild and stocked trout species.
  • Weeks Falls: Famous for strong currents, it’s a great place to catch bigger fish like Steelhead Trout, especially in the summer.
  • Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area: Perfect for fly fishing because of the river’s slower and broader flow. Expect to encounter Rainbow and Steelhead Trout here.
Remember to adhere to the local rules and regulations to preserve these beautiful fly fishing spots for generations to come.

Best Access Points

The South Fork Snoqualmie River in Garcia offers several optimal access points for fly fishing enthusiasts. These points provide a combination of fantastic scenic beauty and a rich variety of fish species. The locations include:

  • Twin Falls State Park: This park has easy river access, and here, you are likely to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout.
  • Olallie State Park: Located along the river, this park offers multiple fishing spots with a variety of fish species. It is a well-known fly fishing spot.
  • Exit 38 (off I-90): This provides direct access to the South fork near the towns of Garcia and North Bend. It’s a good spot for fly fishing enthusiasts who want to avoid the crowd.
  • Weeks Falls: Accessed through Olallie State Park, it provides a diverse river environment, enhancing your fly fishing experience.

It is essential to verify the current fishing rules and regulations before visiting these access points.

Local Fish

  • Northwest Trout: This is the most popular target for fly fishing in the Snoqualmie River. The river hosts different trout varieties including Rainbow trout, Westslope Cutthroat trout, and Dolly Varden.
  • Pacific Salmon: Different species of Pacific Salmon including Chinook, Coho, and Pink Salmon frequent the river. They are quite a catch for fly fishers.
  • Bull Trout: These are native trout species that offer an exciting option for the anglers targeting big fish in the river. Also known as Dolly Varden, they are a protected species and must be released immediately after being caught.
  • Mountain Whitefish: These fish are abundant in the river and can provide consistent action for fly fishers.
  • Brook Trout: Although not as common as other species, Brook Trout can be found in smaller tributaries of the Snoqualmie River.
  • Steelhead: These are sea-run Rainbow Trout and are highly targeted by anglers due to their fighting ability and the challenge of catching one.
  • Chum Salmon: These are late fall/winter runners, providing an additional fishing opportunity in the river.
  • Char: Including Bull Trout and Dolly Varden, Char are another species found in the river and are a delight to catch on a fly.

About The River

The South Fork Snoqualmie River, a river flowing through the heart of Washington state, boasts a rich history. The name ‘Snoqualmie’ hails from the local Native American tribe who once claimed these lands, symbolizing the moon’s association with the tribe’s spiritual beliefs.

  • Origins: The river originates from the Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Range, cascading over three major waterfalls before breaking into three forks.
  • Hospitality: In the 1800s, the riverbed was home to numerous trading posts, acting as a hospitality stop for weary travelers.
  • Trivia: The famous Twin Peaks TV series was filmed in locations along the river!

However, the river is not just a historical artifact—today, it plays a vital role in local ecology. Its flow provides crucial habitat for salmon breeding and supports a diverse range of flora and fauna. It’s a living testament to the past, wrapped in the beauty of the present. A sight to behold indeed!


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