New net, Hatchery steelhead season

Months, maybe even 4.  That’s how long I spent ordering a replacement for my worn out Frabil net.

I LOVED that net, but its done and they don’t make it anymore.  I ended up with a Beckman pen fin saver, the verdict is still out, however so far I am pleased.  I threw it in the boat for the first time last week, price tag attached, and scooped up a double header of hatchery winter steelhead before we were past the first hole.

that's the price tag from the net on the fishes head

that’s the price tag from the net on the fishes head

Good looking winter steelhead with a very attractive gentleman

Good looking winter steelhead with a very attractive gentleman

I am pretty well booked up, BUT Caleb and Ryan have dates, and the fishing has been good until the apocalyptic rain.  You should come out and grab a few hatchery fish before the season ends and there are nothing but native fish.

If you feel that hatchery steelhead aren’t really your cup of yarn.

Bill with a perfect early native steelhead.  And so the battle of the fly shop hats begins

Bill with a perfect early native steelhead. And so the battle of the fly shop hats begins

At home with the family, cutting some wood, waiting for the rivers to drop.  Maybe planning some sort of late April spey classes..I think I have something cool in mind

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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SUNDAY!!! Should be good! open

Forgot to book it.  Give me a call I will wheel and deal a bit.  I am super eager to get out after some winter run steelhead.

I have these dates also.

December 2,3,4,5,12,13,14,20,21,31,

book soon and I will give you the Christmas special

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

Hatchery winter steelhead are here

Hatchery winter steelhead are here

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Open dates, and open seats

Tuesday I have an open seat with a fellow who might want to gear fish and would like to try and find some fish to take home.  If you are interested let me know.

second cast

second cast

Thursday,Friday, Saturday, as well as the 28th, are still open.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

 

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Open dates

We are still catching CHROME bright salmon, and starting to see winter steelhead.

Big chrome buck goes back

Big chrome buck goes back

I have some open dates coming up in a week, which include a cancellation.  I think I can find a second for a single angler, so if you want some, or all of these give me a call.  If you want all three I will cut you a price break.

The dates are, November 20,21, and 22.

reaching for the net, again

reaching for the net, again

In other news, the crap regulations on the Hoh continue.  The river missed its escapement big time last year and there is some real momentum to get some change in the works.

I will put up a post next week with details but then we REALLY need to go to town and get the word out.  So think of who you know that might help us call and email our managers, and have that list handy.

 

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast guides

Forks Wa,

PH. 360 301 4559

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Very Close, and some open dates

To steelhead season, but the salmon fishing is still very good.

whatchu got?

whatchu got?

Any day now we should start seeing target-able numbers of winter steelhead.  Right now we are still catching good numbers of brand new silvers and a few kings.

Caleb and Ryan have a few days open this week, give a holler if you want to come out and enjoy the falling water and a chance at the first steelhead of the year.

I have November 13,23,25,28,and 30, as well as most of the first week of December open.

Give us a call and we will go fishing.

Anil, spey fish silver salmon                            If silvers like this are ok, we are still getting a handful daily

 

Jim Kerr

Raincoast Guides

 

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Zebra

You were wondering what Madeline was for Halloween.  Zebra.

You were also wondering if there were still any salmon around.

yes

twofer

twofer, thanks Jeff

 

Now your thinking, ” I bet he doesn’t have any open dates”

But we do, including, but not limited to next Friday and maybe possibly Saturday.

 

double twofer

double twofer

It has been a memorable salmon year.  Swinging flies for big chrome coho is, well, lots of fun.  Mostly spey fishing with floating skagit lines and sink tips, but some intermediate lines as well

wore a hole right through it

wore a hole right through it

You should come soon, because before to long it will be steelhead season, and you will have missed one of the all time great salmon years, and you will have to listen to me talk about it in the boat.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Too Much?

Sunday seemed like the wind was too windy, the rain was too rainy, and the river was too high and muddy.  But it turns out if there are enough fish in there it all works out.  As usual the weather man was off by several hours so it turned sunny,nice, and big chrome bitey before the day was over.

Rainy morning

Rainy morning, Lee I had to use this pic

Monday did not fish, Tuesday there were too many fish and we had to leave, today was a blow out however I bet the rivers are putting out fish by this afternoon.  The numbers and quality of fish this year have been pretty crazy.

I have November dates open, let me know if you want to fish.

swinging flies for coho

John swings up number one grillion on the red rod

big wiggly one

big wiggly one

Pretty epic fishing with the spey rod.  I have some real cool pics yet to post.  Yesterday the fishing was memorable.

Jim Ker

Rain Coast Guides

 

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