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A New Season begins – The 2013 Maloney Creek Salmon Run

Report for October 14, 2013 Today Maloney Creek is at a moderate flow level. There are a few salmon in it but the main spawning activity has not yet begun. We have seen the creek ecology change through its spring … Continue reading

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Quiet again

Report for December 3, 2012 by Rich Yarges I visited Maloney Creek today to see if the recent rain might have brought up any more salmon. I was somewhat disappointed because the water was not much higher than last week. … Continue reading

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Rain brings in more Salmon

Report for November 28, 2012 by Rich Yarges I visited Maloney Creek this morning. I had just returned to Skykomish after visiting family on the Thanksgiving holiday, so I missed the heavy rains of the last week or so. I … Continue reading

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All Quiet in Maloney Creek

Report for November 17, 2012 by Rich Yarges I visited Maloney Creek briefly today. The water level is down significantly from last week. It’s still a pretty creek, but I didn’t see any signs of salmon or any other life for … Continue reading

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Spawning Activity has Ceased, at Least for Now

Report for November 11, by Rich Yarges I visited Maloney Creek again on Sunday. The creek is lower now, and much quieter than last weekend.  The spawning activity has ceased. There are still some salmon about, but they are not … Continue reading

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Chinook Salmon Spawning is in Full Swing!

Report for November 3, 2012 by Rich Yarges  I looked for salmon at the bridge over the Old Cascade Highway today.  The creek had dropped to what it had been several weeks ago when I walked it in my waders.  When I … Continue reading

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Oh My, What a Sight!

Report for October 31, 2012 by Rich Yarges I visited Maloney Creek today during a brief respite from the rain. The weatherman is predicting possibly heavy rain tonight. The creek was actually lower than yesterday. This surprised me because we … Continue reading

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There they are!

 Report for October 30, 2012 by Rich Yarges I went over to Maloney Creek today during a let up in the rain and saw 8 to 10 salmon.  I saw 4 near the end of Thelma Street, and about 6 … Continue reading

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But Where are they?

Report for October 28, 2012 by Rich Yarges It rained quite a bit yesterday and last night. Here you can see clouds clearing off the mountainside which are headwaters for Maloney Creek. We are getting a little break from the … Continue reading

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The Salmon are near!

Report for October 21, 2012 by Rich Yarges I checked out Maloney Creek today for signs of our returning salmon. At the bridge under the old cascade hwy there was a good flow. JoAnne said she measured 4 inches under the … Continue reading

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