Sweet Spots: Holes at the Wallace River bridge near Startup for steelhead and salmon; Reiter Ponds area near Gold Bar for steelhead
What's Hot: Marabou jigs, plastic leeches, fresh sand shrimp
Local Advice: "Instead of letting the dogs [BRACKET "chum salmon"] destroy your Kwikfish or other expensive plugs, just tie yarn or anything else that's green and purple and cheap onto a hook, and they'll attack it," says Gary Perkins, a longtime Skykomish angler from Sultan. "They're fun to fight, but one dog with those alligator teeth can ruin a $6 plug with one chomp."
Prime Time: Early July for chinooks, July through October for summer steelhead, January for winter steelhead
More Info: Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, 888-338-0976; www.snohomish.org