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November 18, 2014

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

Coastal & SW Washington Report

November 18, 2014

Spinners, jigs, Float and eggs, side drifting, hover fishing, tossing plugs, pulling plugs.....it just does not mater there seems to be that many Coho out there to catch and they are biting everything. Cowlitz has been smoking hot and will continue for several more weeks. Lots of fish from the Barrier dam down river to the mouth of the Toutle river where below there the river has been dirty. As we get this dry cold weather that will change and you'll be able to fish them down low as well as high.  Chehalis, Satsop, Nooch and Hump all have fish in them and are all fishing really well. The Kalama river is putting out huge numbers of fresh Coho as well and the Lewis isn't doing bad . This is one of the top three Salmon years we have seen in at least 20 years and It should continue well into late December in many of these rivers. Steelhead are slowly starting to trickle in to our stream but no place is real good yet. A couple more weeks before we see any numbers on any of these streams.

Some of the best Coho fishing in years makes for piles of fish to clean, good times this last week!




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


No report this week


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


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


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


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

What an awesome November it's turning out to be.  Once the rivers dropped into shape we have been Killing Chrome Coho - Non-Stop Action.  Twitching Jigs, Trusty Spinners, Side Drifting, Plugs - all being attacked the past week to come up with these nice fish.  Come fish with us this weekend through the first week of December on the Olympic Peninsula (Drift Boat for 2) and SW Washington Rivers (Sled for up to 4).  Lots of trips to choose from because the fish are EVERYWHERE!!  Call or text with questions or book online to learn a new fishery with a guide or just spend a day on the water with a customer or friend:  https://fishwaterswest.rezdy.com/

Casey Weigel
Waters West Guide Service

No report this week


Joe Princen Jr.
JP'S Guide Service

253 347 5300 or Joeprincenjr@gmail.com


Grays harbor and central coast systems...

The fall salmon season just keeps rolling on with world class fishing in many coastal streams. 

Our team has been working a variety of central coast systems this past week depending on flows.  There seemed to be "somewhere" to fish regardless of how high the water was.   Think: more water --> look at smaller streams...less water --> look at larger streams.  The high river levels have subsided finally and all systems are an option. 

There's plenty of white hot, chrome bright Coho to hunt.  These are the big late season brand.  They'll do things that will just make you scratch your head, laugh, and HANG ON!!!   They really don't care a whole lot about anything other than destroying what you have to offer.  They are not shy. 

The fall chinook are basically done on the central coast rivers, and with all the coho around, we've switched almost emoter over to hardware...spinners, feather or squid jigs, and small wiggle wart plugs.  This is a casting show.  Lots of interactive fishing!   If the waters high expect to work the edges, inside and outside corners, sloughs, and backwaters. 

Our team of experienced and personable guides are available for one of these amazing drift boat floats down a small coastal stream.  These trips are legendary!

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

Team Guide Drift Boats


Olympic Pennisula Report  

November 18, 2014

Well this is been one of the best Octobers we'd had in a couple of years. Even though the waters been high there's been plenty of fish to be caught.
Some of the best techniques are fishing jigs pink or chartreuse right off the beach.  That's where the fish are laying when the water is really high. Size 5 Vibrax orange body chartreuse  body silver blade has been working good. Should be good all the way though Nov!!!!




Gift Certificates Available

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

The Quileute River System continues to produce the best catches here with the Hoh River being washed out and unfishable until our weather moderates. The Sol Duc near the hatchery has been the hot spot. Even in the high flow there are enough fish to make it happen. In the high flows plugging large Kwik Fish in 13-15 size wrapped.  Heavy spinners with a hoochie tail and twitched jigs for the fish that have set in pocket water.

The rain volumes have been elusive for the weathermen to predict to say the least. The “starting point”.  You have to be here and go after them.

Gary Grahn, Olympic Anglers Guides and Charters, Riverview RV Park, (360) 640-4820; olympicanglers.com; olympicanglers@centurylink.net

 No report this week


Submitted by Jake Nelson, Coastal Chrome Guide Service


Washougal River

November 18, 2014

Skagit River

November 18, 2014

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North Rivers
November 18, 2014

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Snohomish River System

November 18, 2014


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Tyler Perry - reelprosguideservice@gmail.com


Klickitat River
November 18, 2014

Silver count over Bonn.... Dam is looking soooooooo good. I would love to see you on my calendar in the next three weeks for some light rod Steelhead, Silver action

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


Upper Columbia
November 18, 2014



Hells Canyon / Clearwater River, Idaho

November 18, 2014


No report this week


Submitted by Ryan Rosenbaum



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

North Coast Oregon

November 18, 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

November 18, 2014

No report this week

Kyle Bushelman (541) 517-7536

Sandy River

November 18, 2014



Clackamas River

November 18, 2014

No report this week

Fraser River, British Columbia

November 18, 2014



Although the season is start to wind down there are still some great fishing opportunities for those who don't mind fishing the cooler weather. Chum Salmon, late run Coho and Sturgeon fishing remains good.

Over the last couple weeks we have consistently produced good catches of both salmon and sturgeon, currently we have trip booked right up until end of November so it's not too late to get out and enjoy some great fishing. November can often produce some of the best action for both species but weather can be a bit cool and wet. Most of our trips are departing from Mission Harbour so for salmon trips we fish the Stave and sturgeon is mostly below Mission.

If you are looking to get out on the water we will be offering guided river fishing trips until end of November, we will then put away the jet boats and gear until early spring when we will again target sturgeon and cutthroat trout.

If you are visiting Vancouver on business, winter holiday or just need to get out onto the water, we are still offering our Vancouver Habour Winter Chinook trips out of Downtown Vancouver. The winter fishery can be productive for Chinook Salmon between 5 to 12lbs with some great days on the water. If you are a local fisherman and wanting to learn a bit about the tackle we use, have a look at this video by Rick Clarke

Planning for 2015

We have already begun booking for 2015 summer salmon and halibut charters on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. These trips are 4 night 3 day, 3 night 2 day or we can custom design a trip specific to your group. We begin in late June and operate through to the end of July. The fishing is world class and outright amazing. We are currently 60% booked so we still have some space available. All dates are considered prime time so everyone will experience a trip of a lifetime.


For 2015 we have a new lodge to offer in Quatsino Sound, this 16 room lodge can sleep 32 people and offers a private relaxing setting in beautiful Heckitt Cove.
We will continue to offer accommodations at Whales Reach for those that prefer to have the ability to drive into town in the evenings.

New lodge for 2015
Gift Certificates available for holidays

If your starting your shopping early, we are once again offering Gift Certificates, Guided Fishing trips, Hells Gate Tour Certificates and STS clothing for sale. Just email us and we will ship them ASAP.

Have any question, need to book a trip or holiday gift, call or e-mail us.

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
November 18, 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


Tight Lines,

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



November 18, 2014

No report this week


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