Season Ending Wild SteelheadApril 26, 2017
There it is, the last fish we will guide into on the Olympic Peninsula this season...unless someone decides they want or should be chasing down a few of these fresh chromers between now and the end of the month, we are happy to do it!
Was a great season on the Olympic Peninsula here in Washington. We had an extraordinarily wet season but high water for swinging flies actually works pretty darn well. Air temps are still cool enough out there that the rivers that are open are still in great shape as run off hasn't really begun yet. Lower reaches of the Bogi and Sol Duc have been producing chrome bright fish for the past week.
As for the rest of WA, the Yakima and Cle Elum Rivers have been going up and down like roller coasters more or less making the season on them quite variable. Hoping May brings some stability and pronounced caddis hatches for anglers to enjoy.
Puget Sound through all of this has been fabulous. Chum fry are everywhere which means cutthroat and resident Coho salmon are feeding almost anywhere you can find them. Chum Baby and other small baitfish flies are working well as are small shrimp and euphasid patterns.
As we move closer to summer, looking forward to small mountain streams, bass, carp and pike fly fishing in the area so here's to the arrival of spring/summer! Keep an eye out for our Carp Tournament later this summer. Happy fly fishing everyone.