Fishing Reports

Cedar River
July 2020 on the Cedar.


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Olympic Peninsula

11/6/20  ; Please call for an updated report.

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

11/6/2020  ; The Yak has definitely shifted into Winter mode.  Rainbows have moved into their Winter lies an can now be found in deep slow moving pools.  Look for them in the inside edges of slow water.  Fish slow and deep for best results and Euro nymphing would be a great tactic to try with a stone pattern like a Pats Stone followed by something small like a Prince, PT or Lightning Bug.  If you look hard enough you can still find a few fish feeding on BWO's and midges.  Look for fish feeding on dries in the slowest waters.  Think foam lines.  Also for the streamer addict, a Sculpzilla Dali's or similar swung or stripped is still producing some nice fish.

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

11/6/2020;  The Ford is starting to fish and being one of the few streams open in the state  so it can be a great option at this time of the year.  Nymphing with an olive scud is always a viable tactic at the Ford and can produce some nice fish.  Midges are always a possibility and you should have a few on hand.  Streamers are always worth a try and a Bugger stripped rapidly will produce some of the largest fish.

Call the shop for a more refined report.

South Puget Sound

11/6/2020  ; The South Sound is still kicking out a few migratory Silvers as well as resident Coho so it is worth a try.  Sea run Cutts are still around as well so don't overlook them.  Your attention should be focused on returning Chum Salmon.  If you have never fished for these bruisers you have missed out!  Big and incredibly strong, Chums will test your tackle like no other fish.  Give us a call at the shop and we will be happy to give you tips on how to fish for the "Doggies."  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOODSPORT HATCHERY CHUM FISHERY HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO POOR RETURNS.

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

11/6/2020 ; While the South Sound is definitely a better option at this time of the year, the local beach scene can still be productive.  Lincoln Park, Meadowdale, Golden Gardens and Carkeek can all be a viable option.  Silvers are still making a showing and there is always a few sea runs out there.

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

11/6/2020  Most of the basin lakes have closed for the year but the ones that are still open like Dry Falls can be a great option for the hardy angler who can tolerate some adverse fishing conditions that can be found at this time of the year.  For best results try stripping a Bugger or similar streamer and you might be surprised on what is attached to the end of your fly line!

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

11/6/2020  The party is over for the majority of our small streams in the state with the end of the fishing season on October 31st.  The Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie is still open but the cold air and water temperatures will make fishing difficult.  Like the Yak, you should focus your efforts on the deep slow stuff and fish slow.  The dry fly days of Summer are pretty much over so nymphing is the name of the game.  Simple standard stuff like Kaufmann Stones, Prince Nymphs, and Lightning Bugs should do the trick.  Still if you need to get out, the Middle Fork can offer solitude and beautiful scenery as well!

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

Snoqualmie River

11/6/20  ; Sea Runs and Silvers are the name of the game.  Fishing has not be fast and furious but the dedicated angler can still find some of these magnificent fish.  Please check the regulations for the most updated regualtions as they can constantly change.  If you do have the Fish Washington app we highly recommend you get it to get the most updated fishing regulations.  It is indispensable.

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

11/6/20 ; Silver Salmon are fish of choice on the Skagit right now with good numbers in the river.  Like all Puget Sound Rivers please familiarize yourself with the most updated regulations to insure you are in compliance.  Please remember Chum Salmon on the Skagit  are off limits and cannot be targeted.  Bull trout has also started to make a showing so it wouldn't be bad time to get in on this action.  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

11/6/2020  ; Like the Skagit, the Sky is kicking out some nice Silver Salmon right now but Chums are off limits.  We have not heard of any fresh Winter Steelhead yet but the next big rain episode should start to draw them in. As we get closer to Thanksgiving we should start to see some mint bright hatchery fish trickling in.   

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

Stillaguamish River

11/6/20  ; Call the shop for a Stilly report.

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

11/6/20  ; 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

11/6/2020  ; 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

11/6/2020

Thsi is the time of the year to head to Pass Lake to try for some large Brown Trout.  Pitch out your favorite streamer and hang on! 

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