THIS OUTING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
This outing has been cancelled because the river is closed to fishing until December 16th.
Outing Host: Helsa Petersen
Registration Fee: No charge
The Sauk River, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Seattle, is a brawling river. It is a free flowing/undammed major tributary to the Skagit River and is part of the Skagit Wild and Scenic River System. Its headwaters are in the North Cascades near Glacier Peak. Glaciers and snowmelt provide relatively clear cold water, but heavy runoff, caused by the clear cutting of timber, can turn the river into a muddy mess. Catching the river just right can be a hit or miss proposition.
The Sauk River produces winter and summer steelhead plus Coho and Chum salmon. Dolly Varden also inhabit the river.
WA-530 follows the Sauk River from its confluence near Rockport upstream to Darrington.
Food & Beverages:
What to Bring:
Washington state fishing license
7-9 weight rods with floating line
2x and 3x tippet depending on which flies you use
Waders, wading boots, and wading staff
Hat and sunglasses
Camera (in a zip lock bag)
Our host will provide specific information as to where we will meet approximately two weeks prior to the outing. Please register for the outing to make sure you receive these instructions.
NOTE: Bring a WA Discover Pass or Vehicle Access pass. It may be needed depending on where we park.