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Puget Sound - August 8th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 62 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Pinks are in. The humpies have finally arrived and can be targeted easily from shore or from a boat in close proximity to shore. We landed 20+ fish in 5 hours on Sunday morning.

5wt-7wt Rods with clear, intermediate sink tips (floating lines can work with heavily weighted flies). Pink shock and awes, pink clousers.

These fish run concentrated in schools mostly and run within 50-100 feet of shore approx.


 
Hoh River - March 20th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 47 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Fishing on the Penninsula is hot right now. Flows are dropping/have dropped and there are plenty of wild fish in the system right now. Nymphing and Swinging are both effective right now and keep your eyes on the rivers between a good compromise between low enough and 'not too clear'... The bogachiel and Hoh have been red hot, but as these rivers drop even more fish will spreadout in the system. Short bursts of rain may push more fish in so keep your eyes on weather and get a kitchen pass. Now is the time.
 
Hoh River - January 3rd, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Sunny
  • 35 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
The Hoh River is on the drop with plenty of fish starting to push in to the system. While January isn't necessarily considered a 'hot' month for the Hoh, pressure is low and flows can be slightly more consistent. Look for flows under 2500 for floating or wading and match color and size to water clarity.

3 for 5 with 3 hatchery fish and 1 wild fish.
 
Bogachiel River - December 5th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • Cloudy
  • 46 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Despite the crowds and traffic, the bogachiel has been fishing amazing. Tons of hatchery brats pushing in to the system.

We swung flies and nymphed beads to manage 5 steelhead for 8 hookups over 2 days.

Watch the flows and rain from this point out.
 
Klickitat River - October 4th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 74 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
There are a good number of fish in the system right now and the water is starting to clear up after a couple of warm days up on Adams. We went 2/4 and the fishing should pick up considerably over the next couple of days. Time to call in a sick day or two.

Float: Stinson to the Slide
Clarity: 2'+
Flies: Purple intruder, Skykomish Sunrise, Orange and Dull Pink Beads
 
Sol Duc River - September 28th, 2010
  • Recorded:
  • Rain
  • 62 ° F 
  • Fishing: Excellent
Just goes to show...you DON'T have to go to Alaska to catch great quantities of really big Anadromous fish. Get out and fish Washington.

We spent the weekend fishing around Forks with Jim Kerr's guide service (www.raincoastguides.com) and while 3" of rain didn't help the cause (blowing out everything except the Sol Duc), we made do and managed an epic day of fishing on Monday.

We floated the lower river with 18" visibility and high water. While the downside is lower visibility, the benefit of big water is nice, bright, big fish...if they can see what you're chuckin'.

3 Chinook, 7 Coho, 4 Jacks and many more LDR's. 

We through quite a variety of big, ugly Salmon patterns down deep. Chartruse/Black, Bright Orange/Silver etc., etc. See Anil for more details. He has this dialed in and the shop carries all of the patterns you'll need.