Salmon and steelhead

This is a steelhead

Wild summer steelhead

Wild summer steelhead

 

It rained enough to bring a shot of these

Fall kings

Fall kings

Fishing has been good.

Jim Kerr

Raincoast Guides

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And now we wait

Its trout season now, and summer steelhead season, and as soon as we get 2 inches of rain it will be fall salmon season, its my hope we see it before October 15.

In the mean time,

The put in, is as good a place as any to start catching them

The put in, is as good a place as any to start catching them

Catch cool fish Thanks Chris

The take out works well also.Thanks Chris

I am looking forward to a couple more laid back weeks of summer fishing before the fall push begins.  I am building the fly pile to fend of the fall silvers, and have invested heavily in some bad ass new lines.

Joe P.  you will be getting a fly order soon, I dearly hope you have some time for me, I can plug you in for some salmon days with John if you want.

Hungry sea runs get hunt down dry flies

Hungry sea runs  hunt down dry flies

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Booking Fall Salmon now!

Fall kings and Coho show up in October, and run past the middle of November.  If you haven’t tried this, you should.

not a job for your click pawl reel

not a job for your click pawl reel

OP fall salmon take a little figuring.  Every year I end up catching some in gin clear low water on number 12 bead heads, and others on 6 inch long leaches in green/white glacial flows.

You will rarely find them down right easy…but often, once you get them dialed, they come one after another.

That’s the cool part, you figure them out like selective trout,  15 pound, chrome bright reel burning trout.

Over this years this has become one of my all time favorite seasons, I have a bunch of new trick gear for this year, and am tying the secret salmon flies as fast as I ever loving can.

This is yours heads up, if you want to try a shot at these fish this fall, give us a call or email soon!

you know how sometimes a guy will push a fish out towards a wide angle lens to make it look big? Other times you can't really lift them.

You know how sometimes a guy will push a fish out towards a wide angle lens to make it look big? Other times you can’t really lift them.

Dry fly fishing, steelhead and sea run cutthroat

Prime time cutthroat starts September one, we can often mix this with a little steelhead and summer/fall salmon fishing.  Its a time of year famous for beautiful weather and enormous variety, most folks will book a couple of days at least so they can try more than one fishery.

It will be winter soon, might as well get one last trip in before you break out the electric socks.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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O.K., its Fall

WAIT!  I am NOT rushing it.  October caddis are hatching, the vine Maples are red, the elk are starting to bugle and the cutthroat are back in the river.

That means its fall.

Brad screws up, and gets an early silver on a summer steelhead trip

Brad screws up, and gets an early silver salmon on a summer steelhead trip

The fishing is good.  Its raining, so the mushroom picking will be good soon.  I can’t tie flies fast enough.  My friend, these are the salad days.

Actually, lets say these are the bacon and beer days!  Sounds much better, and is more accurate.

I have some days open in the next week or so…let me know if you want to fish.  Otherwise I might hunt a bit, take a fabulous vacation with my family and maybe go catch a steelhead on a dry fly just for fun.

If you don’t get out in the next week or two you need to get ready for FALL SALMON.

Really, I mean it, get out your credit card and dial my number.  We have some dates left and you don’t want to miss this.

Brad gets it right and lands a nice summer steelhead

Brad gets it right and lands a nice summer steelhead

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

 

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Ahhhh, nice fishing

Stay away, I meant horrible fishing.

The trout are coming back, the steelhead waking up, the summer salmon, biting, and the first fall salmon showing up.

An all this in a tee shirt, I could handle about 35 more weeks of this before fall.

Jesse with a dry fly steelhead on the 5 weight spey

Jesse with a dry fly summer  steelhead on the 5 weight spey

I have been able to put together a handful of split days, Stripping flies for coho in the morning, steelhead fishing in the afternoon, and some super fun days of stripping bucktails for summer steelhead.

Dan with a summer steelhead. Thanks Puget sound fly company

Dan with a summer steelhead.
Thanks Puget sound fly company

IMG_1190                                          Maz with a typical summer coho

 

I still have open fall coho dates, and some fall trout stuff, call if you are interested.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

 

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Summer fish

Summer not.

That’s kind of a pun, think about it.

The pun is the highest form of humor, second maybe only to sarcasm.

Think about that too.

Anyway, its been a great few weeks of fishing.  YES Steve and Tucker, we did have a tough day of Coho fishing, but otherwise…..very good.

 

Steve swings up his second summer steelhead of the morning

Steve swings up his second summer steelhead of the day

Strong days on Coho and summer steelhead with a few kings mixed in, there are some summer and a few bright fall?, kings to be had also.  Great weather, good fish, lots of fun.

I have August 16,17,22,23,24 open right now, I would love to get them booked.

And, at last, an opportunity of a life time!  We are selling our house in town, and you can own it! Check it out at http://olympic.craigslist.org/reo/4608651148.html

Its an 1800 square ft manufactured, plenty of storage, private back yard with great views, 2 bay carport, wood stove, new appliances for $86500

Jim Kerr

Rain coast guides

 

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Not fall yet

The sporting magazines showing up at the house all say stuff about fall fishing and hunting.  Screw them, its August, the dog days, the heart of summer, and I’m not giving it up.

The summer steelhead never really got ripping this year, but they have reached a nice hum.  They are a bit bigger than usual, and most are still as chrome as can be.  The summer salmon fishing has been taking up most of my time.  Coho primarily, and some Sockeye.  When you trip their trigger they really take off after the fly, and they are super high quality fish.

The trout have, for the most part, gone to bed.  They will be back in September, but for now they are mostly in hiding.

Tom, with a summer steelhead on the 5 weight spey

Tom, with a summer steelhead on the 5 weight spey

I have August 8,9,10,12,13, and 16,17 open.  The fishing is good, don’t worry about getting a room, the camping weather is perfect.  Take a couple days if you can, we have been swinging with tips down south, locally we are dry lining summer steelhead and stripping coho, plus there is tide water fishing, and hell, if you want, beach fishing for rock fish.  More than enough to keep you busy.

Summer is a great time to take kids after summer steelhead

Summer is a great time to take kids after summer steelhead

The fishing down south is about 5 days from getting into gear, but whats the hurry.  Things are fine around here.

Jim Ker

Rain coast Guides

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