Spring fishing

So first off, here is a pic from about a week ago, you know how you could catch just about anything in the spring time, here is a late April hatchery WINTER steelhead, go figure.

Lee with a hatchery winter run very late for the party

Sure, swing one at the put in

First fish a long of the season worked out fine, hooked several steelhead and a springer, warm spring water makes fish a bunch more aggressive to the swung fly.

Steve with a late spring native buck

So the fish-a-long dates are all booked, but if you want to book a May date I still have openings for springers or steelhead, also if you want to try the June steelhead opener I have early June dates available.

Last Chance, for reals

Unsolicited praise contest!!!

Donna,
( the boss of this blog and website) says I need one of those pages on
the site where people say how great my guide service is, so here is the
deal, send me a few sentences about how great, fun, educational, or
otherwise worthwhile Raincoast Guides service is. The trick will be
making me sound awesome, while still some how being believable.  A daunting task to be sure.  Your quote may be posted on the site, I will have Donna look through them and then pick a winner.  She will probably give extra points for using the words fly fishing, steelhead and Olympic Peninsula.  The winner will receive a free guided trip from raincoast guide service.


Jim Kerr
Rain Coast Guides

Posted in Guided Fishing Deals and Specials, Salmon Fishing, Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Report, Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Report | 2 Comments

2 Responses to Spring fishing

  1. Matt Cassel says:

    Hey Donna,

    While getting Jim to ask for unsolicited praise you seems is a little out of character for him, I’d be happy to share a couple of thoughts.

    First, I’ve fished around a bit and am not usually all that fired about about having to fork over hard earned cash to be guided. That being said, when it comes to wild winter steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, I like to say, “it pays to pay”. While the OP is without a doubt an awesome steelhead fishery, it can also be a finicky SOB. The rivers can change so fast. It takes someone with years and years of experience to understand the nuances of that water. Jimmy has definitely paid his dues and I have really enjoyed the days I’ve spent in his boat.

    I’ll give you an example of the type of guy he is. One morning after a major downpour (it is Fork, WA) all the guides were canceling their trips including ours. C and I were out from Wyoming and really didn’t want a day twiddling our thumbs. We discussed options with Jimmy and with none very promising, went ahead and grabbed another guide who had also cancelled, two rafts, and went on an adventure. It was one of the most enjoyable days you could ask for. I am 99% sure we were the only ones in the area to get into fish that day. Jim could have easily just said screw it and pulled the plug like everyone else, but didn’t. We had to beg a little, but I’ll always appreciate his effort that day.

    So, I’ll be looking forward to catching up with Jimmy next spring to hear about your the elk hunt, the salmon runs, and hopefully, how fun it is to change diapers.

    Best wishes,

    Matt Cassel
    Casper, Wyoming

  2. Cliff says:

    Hookup with Jim on the Olympic Peninsula for wild winter steelhead flyfishing , drink one POWER THIRST, and you are guaranteed to “Win at Steelhead, FOREVER!!!!”.

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