Fishing Reports


Record fly caught [~60 lb] Black Drum for Mark Shimazu. / December 2019


Heafty bull redfish for guest Guy Fleischer / December 2019


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Cedar River

Open June through August for trout. This fishery is in the city! Hard fighting rainbow and cutthroat inhabit this urban fishery. 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.

Skagit River

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.

Skykomish River

12/31/19  The Winter Steelhead Hatchery run continues to be a tough one but a few fish are being caught by the persistant angler.  We should start to see some native wild returning any day and the "Sky" would be a good bet through the end of Janurary when it will close.

 

Species: Steelhead, salmon, sea-run cutthroat. Typically open June through January. Seasons may change at any time. Click here for rule updates.

Snoqualmie River

12/31/19  See the above report on the Skykomish.

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.

Olympic Peninsula

12/31/19  The weather is about is about to give us a good shot of rain and will blow these rivers out.  So realistically they will be unfishable until after the new year but fishing on the "drop" should kick out some nice bright hatchery fish with some native wild fish starting to show as well.

The Olympic peninsula offers the finest Steelheading in the State of Washington.  The Soleduc, 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.

 

Stillaguamish River

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.

Sauk River

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.

Yakima River

12/30/19   The Yakima is about to go out with the rain forcast for the next several days.  When it drops back into shape, nymphs will be the game.  Remember to focus on "Winter water" which means deep and slow.  On warmer days, midge fishing is always possibility.

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.

South Puget Sound

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.

Seattle Area Beaches

12/30/19  The beaches continue to kick out a few Cutties for the dedicated angler.  Fishing should continue to ramp up into the new year.  Please feel free to call the shop for present conditions.

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 spcialty and we take great pride in our knowledge and experience with regard to this fishery.

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.

Basin Lakes

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 excelent fishing.

Okanagon Lakes

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Dry Falls/Rocky Ford

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Report coming soon!

Lone/Pass Lakes

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