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Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Fishing Under the Eaves of Primordial, Moss-Covered Old Growth Forests

by Terry Otto

When a brawling native steelhead of more than fifteen pounds grabs your offering viscously, and then peels off 50 or 60 yards of line before vaulting into the air, it can almost stop your heart.  When all of this happens under the eaves of primordial, moss-covered old-growth forests, it’s a phenomenal, singular experience.  But, that is what Olympic Peninsula steelhead angling is all about. Continue reading Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

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Fun & Profit at Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby

Gardiner’s Famous Salmon Derby Could Be Next Weekend’s Best Fishing

Our first love here is freshwater fly fishing, but if your tastes are a little broader than that you may want to look at the Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby next weekend. Continue reading Fun & Profit at Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby

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Washington Fishing

Washington Fishing

Washington fishing takes a back seat to few places on earth. Even though it is a populous state there are regions of Washington that are incredibly remote, and some of its salmon and steelhead runs rival those in Alaska. The Puget Sound area offers everything from sea run cutthroat to rockfish to blackmouth Chinook, while a few hundred miles east the North Cascades offer stunning scenery and hike-in adventures for high alpine trout.

Seattle’s Urban Charms

Metropolitan Seattle is surrounded by fishing of many kinds, and has everything a big city can offer in nightlife and entertainment, as well as restaurants, major league baseball and football, and the popular Pike’s Place Fish Market. Washington fishing in the Puget Sound includes rockfish, Chinook, silver and pink salmon, as well as crabbing, clamming, and sea-run cutthroats in Lake Washington.

Local rivers such as the Skagit are not only known for their fishing, but for the incredible scenery they flow through.

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A short drive from Seattle, the Skagit River has strong runs of salmon, steelhead, and giant Dolly Varden trout. Photo by Terry Otto

To the east of the city in the North Cascade Mountains high country Continue reading Washington Fishing