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December 16, 2014

River Reports

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

Coastal & SW Washington Report

December 16, 2014

Coho fishing has remained off the hook before this rain. It has been one for the books for sure. Steelhead have started to show and if it sure looks promising for this next several months. Looks like we may have a really good season. Coho will be in the rivers when they drop and would expect some really good fishing as we get into Christmas. I'll be switching to Steelhead when the rivers come into shape. Can't wait! 
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For more info call Phil Stephens, Mystical Legends Guide Service Call (206) 940-0052 or E-mail

Managed to get out a couple of days and there are still some awesome silvers to be had. Not sure what will become of the rivers with this front coming in so it will be a wait and see approach. Steelhead are starting to show and there are some really nice fish being taken. We were using wrapped plugs on the coho and side drifting or back trolling will put you on steelhead. We even managed a double.

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


No report this week


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

Early Winter run, hatchery, Steelhead is in full swing here in Western, WA.
Our rivers have gone from flood stage, and right back to low below average flows.
Mother Nature has been keeping the savvy winter run angler on their toes, so far this season.

With that said I've been employing multiple techniques to stay on fish daily.
My most productive method has been side drifting eggs. Then, after I've beat up my waters of choice, I have been deploying my plugs to pick up an extra fish, or two. Along with tossing a jig tipped with coon shrimp into the Boulder garden areas.
Watch the weather and be ready to get back out on a minutes notice. This is THE time to catch your Christmas Steelhead!

If your looking to get your shot at a monster winter run steelhead I have a resolve for you.
My next open dates will be in my drift boat, floating down a scenic Olympic peninsula stream in pursuit of these elusive, chrome bright, beautiful, fish. My dates will run January through February for these float trips. I will have private access boat launches, shuttle service and lodging available for these chrome adventures. I Hope to see you on the water and FishON!

Here are some pics from this weeks pig pen :-)

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

The Coastal Rivers are back in shape again so Aaron is looking forward to getting folks out on the smaller rivers in the next few days and catching more Salmon.  Casey also had a couple successful days steelhead fishing and just when we think we've switched to steelhead for good - more salmon show up.  Fishing between now and then end of the year for Coho/Winter Steelhead will be good for the Coastal and SW Washington Rivers when in shape.  We have some good places to go when rains hit too.  We are fishing through the holidays so please join us:  https://fishwaterswest.rezdy.com/  call/text 253.389.0359

Casey Weigel
Waters West Guide Service

Its been an awesome coho season! thanks to all my great clients... Its time for steelhead and from the pictures below, you can see the excitement from last season, I enjoy every trip, every fish! Its all about, goodtimes, great pictures and long lasting memories. Want to learn how to bobber dog, the types of lead to use?  to length of leaders? wacky rig a worm or regular style? fish a jig through a bolder garden, I cant wait to chase steelhead for the next 3 months! visit my website anytime or give me a call, im NOW booking steelhead dates. 

Joe Princen Jr.
JP'S Guide Service

253 347 5300 or Joeprincenjr@gmail.com


We had ideal river levels this week which made for some of the best fishing of the late fall for Coho and we caught our first few winter steelhead as well!

The steelhead showed themselves this week in the Wynoochee and Humptulips rivers.  The coho are still strong in all the harbor systems.  We even saw a few king salmon as well (C/R now).  


Winter Steelhead: Bobber dragging with cured salmon eggs is the go-to method.  This will also produce coho, kings, dollies, and sea-runs.  Save your yarnies and pink worms for the later run of wild steelhead.  You'll catch hatchery brats with them but cured eggs will out produced artificials all season long. 

Coho: Cast and receive size 5 spinners like RVRFSHR and Vibrax.  You pick the color, at this point I don't really think it matters.  Jigging feather jigs or squid jigs is also another top producer.  Pink or black.  

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

Team Guide Drift Boats


Olympic Pennisula Report  

December 16, 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!!!!




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

High river flows are getting fresh hatchery steelhead into the steams here.
With the Bogy and Calawah terminal areas being where the most fish are landed.  The next two weeks going into the Christmas Holiday generally sees the peak of the run.

The Hoh River will have fish in it if it will get down to fishable levels. The
most fish now will be from Hwy 101 to the mouth.  Bait under a float or behind divers is working, with the sand shrimp being tops right now.

Drifting rags with a lot of scent is another producer.
Swung flies and beads under indicators will get more productive as we get more fish in the rivers.

Forks Area                                        December 9, 2014

Salmon closed on the Forks area as of November 30.   Steelhead are now in the Bogy with the area near the hatchery producing the bulk of the fish. Good bait sand shrimp or eggs under a float is the method most are going with right now many in boats bobber dogging the lower part of the drift . The plugs will start to be more effective as the water drops and the fish get more territorial. It looks like a good start of the season here.


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

It's been a while since I put a report together. This has been one heck of a season. Nearly the whole fall salmon season was high water in all of the rivers. With the high water I fished rivers known to run clearer at higher flows. Also I was on the upper sections. With the high flows this season sent huge pushes of chrome bright Coho into the rivers. My clients this season had no problem getting their limits and releasing many more.
I will still see Coho in the rivers I'm fishing until early to the middle of December. The numbers will decrease but fishing will remain consistent depending on flows. In years past I would see chrome Coho through Christmas so I doubt this year will be any different.
With Coho season coming to an end in such a short amount of time I am now starting to book winter steelhead trips on the Olympic peninsula. Starting with hatchery steelhead from early December through the middle of January, than switching over to trophy wild steelhead in late January all the way until the end of April. I have some days open for both fisheries. Give me a call or email me. I'd love to take you out on a full day fishing trip and catch some fish. Here are some photos of some steelhead from last season.

Submitted by Jake Nelson, Coastal Chrome Guide Service


Washougal River

December 16, 2014

Skagit River

December 16, 2014

No report this week


North Rivers
November 18, 2014

No report this week


Snohomish River System

December 16, 2014


No report this week


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

December 16, 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

December 16, 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

December 16, 2014

No report this week

Kyle Bushelman (541) 517-7536

Sandy River

December 16, 2014



Clackamas River

December 16, 2014

No report this week

Fraser River, British Columbia

December 16, 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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