Washington State's Fall Cutthroats

“The biggest cutthroat of the year come to my egg flies when the chinook salmon do their dance of death and life in South Sound rivers. The Nisqually, the Skokomish and the rivers that flow into Hood Canal also offer great cutthroat trout fishing during the salmon spawn. I usually lose these big cutts to the snags or my own excitement.” Chester Allen writes about fishing egg flies for big cutthroat in the many Washington rivers where salmon spawn in the fall. In the Olympian.

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  • Brandon

    The largest SRC I’ve caught came from the Main Fork Stillaguamish on a waked October Caddis fly during the last weekend of September in 2005. 24″ and 5 1/2 pounds. Couldn’t have been a more perfect day, a slightly warm sunny fall day with the crisp scent of fall, changing leaves, gin clear water. A day burned into memory forever!