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October 15, 2014

River Reports

Photo Submitted by Bonner's FishON! Guide Service 
Website bonnerfishon.com Cell 425-281-8772

Email Bonnerfishon@gmail.com

Coastal & SW Washington Report

October 15, 2014

With the temperatures you wouldn't think it's Fall out there but salmon fishing says Fall all the way. Lots of salmon both Chinook and Coho are making their way up our rivers and in many rivers it is some of the best salmon fishing we've seen in a few years. This is just the start, we're in for a real treat over the next several weeks. Good ocean conditions made for high survival rates and in return we are seeing the bounty return. Rivers to focus on are still the Columbia and it's tributaries where Chinook returns are incredible. The Cowlitz is putting out lots of fresh fish daily from the Barrier dam all way to the Columbia. It's pretty dang good fishing and you can catch them any way you want. I prefer either Side drifting small globs of eggs but back trolling bait or plugs will get you into fish. Tossing spinners or plugs is also putting a lot of fish in coolers. Lewis river is low and as soon as we get a little more water it will be very good there as well. Coastal streams saw a good batch of fish enter them after that last rain but we need a little rain to get those streams full of fresh fish. It's a great start to one heck of a season, get out and get busy.

A few fish picture from the Cowlitz this last several days. 

For more info call Phil Stephens, Mystical Legends Guide Service Call (206) 940-0052 or E-mail

Fishing has been pretty decent the last few days. Still a few decent kings to be had but be prepared to release up to 75%. Silvers will be on the agenda for the next couple of months. With this low water spinners and jigs for the coho and egg baits for the kings. I hate to say this but we need rain and a bunch of it wouldn't hurt. I have a couple of open seats left for October and some prime times for November (weather permitting).

Rob Sweem, R&K Guide Service
(360) 481-0612 or Email


No report this week


(253) 208-7433 
Bruce Warren
Fishing For Fun Guide Service

Well The fall rains have finally showed! In the silvers are pumping right along. One thing you have to do it this time of year Is adapt to the water conditions! The higher the water Try to find the softer edges As Silvers really like to get out of the current! As this water temperature drops Egg bake should get better and better! Definitely a fun time year to get out in the rivers as almost all if them have fish in them! But give a nod towards the cowlitz or kalama & up north the snohomish system is a good bet! The fishing will just get better as we get into november!!
Have availbility starting nov 3rd!

Todd Daniels
Tall Tails Guide Service
Cell 206-437-8766 or Email

Steelhead and King Salmon season is in Full swing over here on The Snake River. I have been catching these super feisty and aggressive fish out of Hells Canyon for the past couple of weeks now. My go to method is side drifting fresh roe, bead patterns, and yarn fly's on ultra light tackle. Great weather and good fishing has been the norm this season.

If you've never fished on a scenic federal river byway, now is your chance. I have October 16th open. Grab 3-6 guys and gals and your in. For these Snake River fishing adventures expect MULTIPLE fish to the net, accompanied by lots of laughs and smiles. Don't forget it's hunting season, so come on over for some fins, furs, and feathers.
See you on the water and FishON!!!

In Idaho it's legal to take fish out of the water for pics.

Bonner's FishON! Guide Service 
Website bonnerfishon.com
Cell 425-281-8772
Email Bonnerfishon@gmail.com


For the past two weeks we have been sticking close to home and fishing the Chehalis River.  October is always an excellent month for this fishery and this year is no exception.  We have been experimenting with different - very different spinners - and it has been paying off.  The Humptulips has been less than the A++ fishery it usually is for us in October due to the lack of rain.  Once this week's rain clears through the system and brings some fish up river - the Humptulips should be back to fishing like we're used to in October.  

Visit out booking website to schedule a Humptulips Fall Salmon Trip with Casey or one of our partner guides.  Text anytime with questions 253-389-0359  https://fishwaterswest.rezdy.com/

Casey Weigel
Waters West Guide Service

Well So far all my guided trips this season have been one for the memory books! abundednt coho everywhere and big fall kings in good numbers on the Humptulips river, When the rain came we had multiple days well over the early double digit markers even nearing the 40 fish mark! the water has dropped and the fishing has slowed but still consistent. Float and Eggs just cant be resisted by these fall kings. Hoochie spinners and Large 4" hoochie jigs pitched into slack pools on the drop can be deadly. Low water, i usually remove the skirts and throw smaller twitching jig presentations BUT We have rain in the forecast and that's going to cause a major bio-mass of anxiously waiting fall salmon to move into all the coastal systems! PULL out those plugs, divers and big back bouncing lead. Im looking forward to this rain, The big Run of Chinook on the QUEETS river should kick off after this rain and let me tell you these fish are big and aggressive. I'm certified to run trips in the olympic national park and would love to target these big fish with you. Im almost full in October and have very few dates left in November! give me a call or checkout my website!

Joe Princen Jr.
JP'S Guide Service

253 347 5300 or Joeprincenjr@gmail.com



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Mark Coleman - Guide/Owner, All Rivers & Saltwater Charters
www.allwashingtonfishing.com, 425-736-8920

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Olympic Pennisula Report  

October 15, 2014

What a fantastic time of year in Forks! Big Coho and Big Chinook. Low water has us in stealth mode, but the fish are there.

Use multiple techniques until you find out what they're looking for.

Give me a call, I have limited openings.


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Submitted by Mike Zavadlov
Mike Z's Guide Service
(360) 640 8109
Email: mike@mikezsguideservice.com

 Coho fishing this past week has been hit or miss. Some days really good with nearly 20 hook ups and others days scratching out 3-5 fish. I've been getting fish everyday. Not much pressure around. A lot of the coho are still very bright with some blushy ones mixed in here and there.
I've been getting most of my fish Float fishing eggs, bobber dogging and also some twitching jigs too. I have October 11, 12, 13th open due to cancellations and also I have the 18, 19, and 20th open. And that's it for this month. $300 for two guys.

Submitted by Jake Nelson, Coastal Chrome Guide Service


Washougal River

October 15, 2014

Skagit River

October 15, 2014

No report this week


North Rivers
October 15, 2014

No report this week


Snohomish River System

October 15, 2014


Fishing on the Snohomish over the weekend was hit and miss. Lots of fish are starting to move in but the lock jaw that these things get can be frustrating to some. Fortunately, those who are in the know can turn a frustrating day into a good day. Here are some pointers:

Bank or boat anglers need to keep 2 things in mind.  One, don’t be stuck on just one or two tactics. Yes, there are some go to’s that are a must, like Dick Nites and Plugs, but if you have been tossing the same thing over and over again without any luck, then change things up- new color, bigger or smaller size or a new tactic all together. The anglers that are putting fish in the box are doing this and you should be too.  Second. spend your time wisely. If you have been trolling around for hours without any action and have not been seeing anyone landing fish then move up or down river. This also goes for bank anglers. If you have been tossing at one spot for a long time without anything to show for it then it may be time to hit another spot, but which ever you decide to do, don’t get discouraged because the fish you have been looking for can be on your line the very next cast.

Some other helpful tips: I have been having success on plugs like Mag Lips 3.5, Brad’s wigglers, Dick Nite’s (size one)and side drifting eggs.  This is not to say that it’s been the ticket every day, but for the most part this is what has been working for me.  It won’t be long until the next rain, so get your leaders made and keep your tackle box full because the next time out can be your best day yet.


Tyler Perry - reelprosguideservice@gmail.com


No report this week


Ryan James Hung
Owner, Reel Priorities
Licensed Pacific Northwest Fishing Guide

Klickitat River
October 15, 2014

No report this week

Call or email Tracy Zoller .... phone (509) 369-2366


Upper Columbia
October 15, 2014


No report this week


Hells Canyon / Clearwater River, Idaho

October 15, 2014


No report this week


Submitted by Ryan Rosenbaum



No report this week

Submitted by Ryan Pitcher
1 866 846-4240 or Email ryan@wcafish.com

North Coast Oregon

October 15, 2014


No report this week


Andy Martin
Wild Rivers Fishing Oregon and Alaska Salmon, Steelhead and Halibut Fishing www.wildriversfishing.com

Portland Area Rivers:

Willamette Valley

October 15, 2014

No report this week

Kyle Bushelman (541) 517-7536

Sandy River

October 15, 2014



Clackamas River

October 15, 2014

No report this week

Fraser River, British Columbia

October 15, 2014



Fishing has been good to excellent since our last report, our guides working out of Mission have been putting some amazing fish on the beach including a 9ft 8 sturgeon   by Ryan. Most of the best bites are happening on the incoming tide or just after the tide turns, the hard outflow tide has been the most challenging. Best baits have been salmon heads and now stink bait seems to be the key although we caught some nice fish on sockeye roe & chum roe this week so probably best to have a little bit of everything.

Some of the best sturgeon fishing is still yet to come, as many of you know, October and November are the best two months and the good news is we still have dates to fit you in. Tom, Thomas and the rest of STS guides are fishing hard 7 days a week and are dialed in. If you are looking to book with some of the top guides on the Fraser, now is the time.

Sockeye Salmon continue to migrate up the Fraser but as of today the river closes to retention. There are lots of Chinook, Coho and now Chum entering the river on each high tide so it's time to switch from bottom bouncing and start some real fishing using bar rods, spinning rods and fly rods. Our favorites for Coho are the Gibbs Crocs, Tee Spoons and bar fishing with Yakima baits spin n glos.

Here is a beauty 32 lb chinook caught last week while fishing the Fraser, lots more of this toi come in the next few weeks. Fly fishing is getting started with our groupo from Spain, they are catching some big chum on the Harrison River. Float fishing with colorado blades and jigs work best if you don't fly fish, just remember to dead drift your presentation for best results.

The Fraser and location tributaries are fishing well and now is the time to get out if your not tired from the long summer of sockeye fishing. The Vedder is producing some nice Coho and Chum as well as those big white meat Chinook. Best to float fish with cured salmon eggs, orange or red wool, colorado blades or get out the spoons and toss some Gibbs hammered brss red firestripe crocs.

Here is a shot from yesterday, our guest Thomas is laying into a big one, great job Thomas

Last but not least we are giving away some great prizes on our Facebook page, make sure you follow us and post to win some Gibbs/Delta Fishing tackle packages.

To Book Your next guided adventure, call us Toll Free 1-866-771-3474

Remember to conserve your catch

Tight Lines and we will see you on the water

Vic Carrao
STS Guiding Service
604 671-FISH (3474)

Skeena Region, BC Canada
October 15, 2014



No report this week


Gill McKean, Westcoast Fishing Adventures www.westcoastfishing.ca
1-866-578-8552 toll free 1-250-615-3477 cell
Fishing is our addiction ­ Guiding is our passion
Adventure is in our blood


No report this week

Tracey John Hittel
Kitimat BC Canada
250 632-9880 hm.
250 639-4277 cell.



October 15, 2014

No report this week


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