All wrapped up

After the longest, toughest period of summer fishing I have ever experienced, the ice finally broke the last week of the season.

The fish did not come easy, but fishing smart and careful produced some awesome fish.  It’s the kind of interesting, challenging and rewarding fly fishing I like the most.

Although we had pretty decent fish numbers this summer, the fish were crazy tough.  It was nice to get some more aggressive fish at the end.  The coho started to look up at wogs, and the trout fishing started to get down right entertaining.

The season on the Quillayute system has closed.  The Hoh will remain open until October 10.  This is the first time since I have been guiding here that I have come up against a completely closed fishery.

sight casting at chrome coho just above tide water got tim this big hatchery buck

Sight casting at chrome coho just above tide water got Tim this big hatchery buck

We still have some openings on the Klickitat, it should be a really fun time.  We have an open seat on October 11th, an open boat on the 17th and 18th and a seat the 23 and 24th.

Scaling down to really small flies got this nice king to charge out and eat Jeff's fly

Scaling down to really small flies got this nice king to charge out and eat Jeff’s fly

When we get back to Forks we will not be fishing much until November 16th, (maybe a little though).  On November 16th however all the rivers open back up.  There should be a lot of Coho, kings, summer steelhead and trout around, it could be a very good time.

stripping a little bead head through a school of Coho produced this king

stripping a little bead head through a school of Coho produced this king

Other than that, think forward to winter steelhead.  We still have hatchery dates in November and December but our late winter calendar is getting full.  If you want to get a trip let us know.

Anil coaxed this big buck coho off a cut bank in about 3 feet of crystal clear water

Anil coaxed this big buck coho off a cut bank in about 3 feet of crystal clear water

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

Forks wa

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