Fishing Reports


March 2020 on the Yakima.


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Olympic Peninsula

03/05/20  ; Recent closures on the Chehalis system have driven lots of pressure to the northern penninsula 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

03/05/20  ; Things have been waking up on the Yakima, the weather has been getting better recently. Insect activity has been good during the warm times of the day. Both Blue Wing Olives and Skwala adults have been seen out and about. Usually the best time to fish dries are during periods of overcast weather in the afternoon. This is when you will see the best BWO hatches. Streamer fishing is still a go. Trout spey has been very good. Fish are eating salmon smolts. Nymphing will produce fish this time of year. Continue to stick with big meal ticket items like Prince Nymphs, Lightning Bugs and San Juan Worms. Smaller olive stonefly patterns work well for skwala nymphs, and should be fished near the bank.

It is still cold out there. Remember that water temps are low - fish during the prime time of the day! Usually this means getting on the water by 11:00 am and finishing early to get started on the drive back home.

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

03/05/20  ; Scuds and Midge.

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South Puget Sound

03/05/20  ; Many cutthroat spawn from mid-Febraury to mid-April, meaning that this time of year can be a sensitive one for the critters in the south sound. Small baitfish like sand lance and sculpin are most productive. Variety is always good. Chum fry should be coming this week or next. We have not heard of any yet, but it cannot be far off. As always, Keep your eyes peeled for surface activity and remember to fish parralel to the bank.

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

03/05/20 ; Many cutthroat are spawning this time of year so please be careful handling these fish.   Please feel free to call the shop for present conditions or inquire about our Puget Sound beach fishing class.

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. About Fly Fishing the Puget Sound


Basin Lakes

03/05/20  Lots of lakes have opened as of March 1st. Come by the shop to get prepared for the opener.

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

03/05/20  Lots of lakes open as of March 1st! Come by the shop to get prepared for the opener.

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Snoqualmie River

03/05/20  ; See the above report on the skykomish. Closed until Memorial Day Weekend below Snoqualmie falls. As usual it will remain open above the falls for catch and release in the 3 forks.

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

03/05/20  ; The Skykomish river is now closed for the 2019-2020 winter season. It will reopen Memorial Day Weekend. We have found the new WDFW app "Fish Washington" to be very helpful in interpreting the regulations.

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

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

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