Fishing Reports

Cedar River
July 2020 on the Cedar.


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Olympic Peninsula

03/05/20  ; Recent closures on the Chehalis system have driven lots of pressure to the northern peninsula rivers. Flows have been fairly low and steady recently. If you head out, make sure to be friendly with other anglers and enjoy your time on the river.

Take a look at the flows Here:NWRFC

The Olympic peninsula offers the finest Steelheading in the State of Washington.  The Sol Duc, Hoh, Queets and many more rivers have become the benchmark for Winter Steelheading and these productive fisheries should be on every fly fishers bucket list.

Yakima River

09/17/2020  ; First it was the virus, then the Evans Valley Fire and now SMOKE!

The Yakima is still fishing well but the air quality conditions continue to be miserable.  It looks like things will be clearing out this weekend.  Let's keep our fingers crossed! Nymphing is the method of choice but you can find some October Caddis and Crane Fly activity in the middle and upper sections.  If you are fishing the farmlands and upper river be on the look out for Light Cahills, especially on cloudy days.  BWO's should be also start to hatch on cloudy days with the lower river being the stretch of choice.

Water levels continue to drop and it looks like we are going to experience another low water Fall which should lead to some wonderful BWO fishing.  2019 was awesome and 2020 is shaping up to be similar.

Open year round for trout fishing. Wade fishing is best in the spring and fall as the flows are down. Summer irrigation demands creates an advantage to anglers that float the river. Our guides are safe and know the river, and its fish.About the Yakima River

Dry Falls/Rocky Ford

09/05/2020

Call the shop for a more refined report.

South Puget Sound

09/12/2020  ; If you want resident Silvers head to the South Sound!  They are abundant along with a lot bait, namely 3 -4 inch Herring.  The migratory Silvers are still up North but a good flush of rain will draw them down.  Try the usual haunts such as Belfair, the Canal, Tacoma Narrows, Pudy, etc and it should be a good time!

Primary fly caught species - resident Coho salmon, sea-run cutthroat. The south sound fishes best in the spring and summer as fish are leaving or staging near their natal streams. About Fly Fishing the Puget Sound

Seattle Area Beaches

09/12/2020 ; Searun fishing continues to be a great option until the first heavy rains of Fall descend upon us.  Looking at the long range forecast, we shouldn't be getting any foreseeable storms so this remains a real viable option.  We have started to hear of some good Coho catches in the Whidbey Island area so thsoe fish should start to spread out into the Sound.  Get the Clousers out!  The usual haunts are still your best bets like Carkeek, Meadowdale, Lincoln Park and Boeing Creek.

Local beaches offer good access to salmon and sea-run cutthroat. These local beaches offer a wonderful year round fly fishing opportunity for both the local and visiting angler.  These fisheries are our specialty and we take great pride in our knowledge and experience with regard to this fishery. About Fly Fishing the Puget Sound

Basin Lakes

09/12/2020  Most of these lakes still have not turned over so it is best to leave them alone till they do so.  Keep in mind some of the best fishing of the year can be found on these lakes in the Fall and you will find very few anglers to compete with.  Think Lenice, Dry Falls, Dusty and more!  Get the leeches out and you should have some fantastic fishing!

The "cream" of Washington State trout fly fishing.  These central Washington lakes offer exciting fishing for large Rainbow and Brown trout with some Cutthroats thrown in.  A few of these lakes open in March with the rest opening in April and can offer some excellent fishing.

Small Streams

09/12/2020  The small stream game continues to fish well and will so so until until the first big storms of the year hit.  Terrestrial such as small hoppers, ants and beetles will all produce and it wouldn't hurt to fish a few attractors like Royal Wulffs and Renegads should also produce for you.  Although it is always fun to fish dries on these small creeks, nymphs are deadly.  Keep it simple with BH Princes, small stones, Hares Ears and other similar flies and you will not be disappointed.  Some rivers to consider would be the Beckler, Money Creek , Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie and the Taylor River.

Give us a shout and we would be happy to give you our thoughts and suggestions.

Snoqualmie River

09/12/20  ; With regard to the Puget Sound rivers, please call the shop to find out the latest regulations on these rivers as they can change without warning. We have found the new WDFW app "Fish Washington" to be very helpful in interpreting the regulations.

Below Snoqulamie Falls - Species: Steelhead, salmon, sea-run cutthroat. Typically open June through January. Seasons may change at any time. Check the WDFW website to receive email updates on rule changes.

Above Snoqualmie Falls - Rainbow and Cutthroat trout. Check with the shop for details on wadeable river levels, hatches, classes and guided trips on the Snoqualmie River.About Snoqualmie River

Skagit River

03/05/20 ; Unfortunately we will not be enjoying a spring catch & release fishery on the Skagit this year the river is closed as of January 31st. Read the recent news regarding the skagit: WDFW

Species: Steelhead, salmon, sea-run cutthroat. Typically open June through January. Seasons may change at any time. Check the WDFW website to receive email updates on rule changes. About the Skagit River

Skykomish River

09/12/2020  ; Please take a look at the report to the Snoqualmie as it applies to the "Sky" as well.  There are a few beautiful Summer Runs being taken but like all Steelhead fisheries you need to put your time in.

Species: Steelhead, salmon, sea-run cutthroat. Typically open June through January. 6Seasons may change at any time. About the Skykomish River

Stillaguamish River

03/05/20  ; The Stillaguamish is done for the Season, It will reopen over Memorial Day Weekend.

Species: Steelhead, salmon, sea-run cutthroat. Typically open June through January. Seasons may change at any time. Check the WDFW website to receive email updates on rule changes. About the Stillaguamish River

Sauk River

03/05/20  ;Closed. See the above report on the skagit.

Species: Steelhead, salmon, sea-run cutthroat. Typically open June through January. Seasons may change at any time. Check the WDFW website to receive email updates on rule changes. About the Sauk River

Cedar River

09/12/2020  ; CLOSED

Open June through August for trout. This fishery is in the city! Hard fighting rainbow and cutthroat inhabit this urban fishery read about it here: . Ample access along Maple Valley highway above and below Hwy 18. The Cedar is closed to fishing above the Landsburg Bridge. Streamers and very effective, along with nymphing and dryflies. The shop can show you where to access and what bugs are working best.About the Cedar River

Kitsap Peninsula/Whidbey Island

In the spring, sea-run cutthroat, bull trout and millions of salmon smolt spill out of the S Rivers. The north sound fishes best in the mid-summer through the fall, when baitfish bring salmon and cutthroat to the shallows to feed.

Lone/Pass Lakes

9/12/2020

These lakes still have not turned over but when they do they will offer fine Fall fishing.  Check back in a few weeks for an update.

Due to high water temperatures Pass and Lone should not be fished until the Fall.