Great news on the Hoh, open dates

Days open? Yep.

Catching fish? Yep.

Summer steelhead, yep, the trout are back from……where ever they were. The summer salmon seem to have given way seamlessly to fall coho and early kings. Right now jack kings abound…everywhere.
Maybe the Quillayute will open soon? Plenty of fish there now hungry to eat my flies.

 

Kuzi and Maddie swing up a summer steelhead

Kuzi and Maddie swing up a summer steelhead

Great news on the Hoh.
The state will keep it selective gear and closed to king retention until October 1.
That will give some more fish a chance to get upriver.

In the end, they want so badly to eat it, you just have to give them time

In the end, they want so badly to eat it, you just have to give them time

Jim Kerr
Rain Coast Guides.

 

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Here we go, day one, Ryan on the Cowlitz


I will not torment you with multiple posts like this one.

Just to say, yes there is water here and down south, yes, there is some very good fishing,both here and down south. yes we have open days, but only 3 left down south.

Soon it will really be fall, no T-Shirts, cold hands, frosty toes. Get in a couple more days this summer.

Fresh summer run

Fresh summer run

Lee's bro 1

Lee, with another

Lee, with another

Yep, another one

Yep, another one

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Yo, wanna catch a bunch of steelhead? Special rates!

What could be more special than our usual rate?  I know, I can’t think of anything either!

Cowlitz people, just three days left 24,25,26 of August, this is a good idea, you should book it, I really think you should.

Good fishing here all week, I shot some cool video but couldn’t make it play well here, you can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwlS75w0E5E&feature=youtu.be

Some how we still have some cool water to fish, and the fish are still making it up river.  Rain soon would be nice, but not likely.

If you want some good fishing for Coho, Steelhead, and trout give me a call, of if you want some fishing close to home (your home) August 24,25,26 are still open on the Cowlitz.

Yo Joe, used a lot of backing fast

 Joe, used a lot of backing fast on this summer Silver salmon

One of these will work

One of these will work

Fished with my dad the other day for a few hours. Great trip, sight cast and hooked two chrome coho, missed another, and got into a double header trout bite that lasted 20 minutes.

We lost a coho when the guy in charge of the net got distracted by trying to hook a Coho/steelhead double header and failed to convert.

Bird in the hand type deal.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

 

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Code word

Call in sick.

 

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Steelhead, closer to home than Forks?

Just want to catch some steelhead, or work on your spey fishing, or get out of the office for a day?

Ryan, (and maybe me for a day or two) will be down on the Cowlitz from August 24th through September 2nd.

There are a bunch of fish already, and thanks to the damn, plenty of water. If you would like to do something a little different, and a bunch closer to home, drop us a line so we can set up a date.

Coho and puppy

Coho and puppy

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

If you want to come to Forks, we still have August dates, we caught a bunch of fish this week, and as the weather cools a bit we should have some very good steel heading later this week and next.

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Straight Poop on the Quillayute system fishing closure

Yes, we are still fishing, and catching a bunch of fish.

We have enough water in some rivers to last quite a while,but the Quillayute System(Sol Duc, Calawah,Bogacheil, dickie) will be closed to fishing for all species due to low water conditions by the end of the week.

The only portion of the river that will remain open is the lower Quillayute itself, from the power line hole to the mouth.

The water temps are not yet critical, and there is still enough water to allow fish passage up the Sol Duc and Bogacheil.

The main driver behind the closure was that the Quillayute tribe was concerned due to how many native summer kings they were catching.

They self imposed a 15 day netting closure and may continue it longer depending on conditions.

We were all anticipating the need for a low water closure and the state decided that by moving now they could pre-empt the need to close in a crises scenario.

This was a good choice on the State’s part.  They were also great about reaching out to the guides association for help in determining fish passage and where exactly the closure mark should be. The Quillayute mainstream will be closed from the Sol Duc bridge down stream to the pink paint marker 475 yards from the bridge.

The Hoh still has ample cool water, the Queets and Quinault are getting  low but still open.

King and Coho numbers have been very good, steelhead numbers have been steadily improving.

Many hatchery coho coming up the river this week.

Many hatchery coho coming up the river this week.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

 

 

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Just imagine

What to do about global warming.

Ok, first, yes, sure, drive less, elect public officials that will help lead the nation in a responsible direction, etc. But while your doing that, don’t forget to get some sunscreen, a big fuckin straw hat, and a  ton of cold beer and go fishing.

Its 55 degree’s out, foggy, calm.  Trout are rising in cool clear water.

Sound good? Lets do it.  Location “Y” (location “X” was taken) has been fishing very well. Plenty of trout and a fair number of salmon rolling through.

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STEELHEAD?  Yes, summer steelhead.  This may very well be your only chance to catch chrome bright summer steelhead in cold (yep cold) water this summer. We have the only spot in Washington…maybe the west coast? Location Z (location X, and recently Y, were taken).

As of August 1 we have some open dates for what should be some darn good summer run steelhead fishing.

Multi-Day floats!!!

For the first time in quite a few years we will be offer Multi-day river excursions.

Take advantage of the morning and evening bite by starting in the afternoon of day one,hot riverside meals fishing till dark, spending the night in a fully outfitted river camp, up early, coffee and breakfast and fish the morning bite into the afternoon.

We take care of your meals, tent, cot sleeping pad, you just keep fishing.

A late start on day one, and finishing around 3 on day two, means you only have to schedule one night away from home.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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