grip and grin

March 17,18,19.

Are now open. Completely open.  These are, as they say, very good dates.

Give me a call or an email!

Russ, pretty much right at the put in

Russ, pretty much right at the put in

Jim Kerr

Rain coast guides

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Open dates, low water, upcoming events

Whoops,

We finally got some great fishing weather and I just got cancelled for tomorrow and the next day, march 12 and 13

So if ANYONE WANTS TO CATCH SOME STEELHEAD EMAIL NOW!!!

Stop, nope, thanks, they re-booked.  But everything from here down is still true.

 

I have done a poor job of posting for a while, to be honest, when we are all booked, and the fishing is good, I am a little hesitant to encourage any more crowding in March.

There is plenty to post about other than good fishing, I will try to stay on it a little better.

Very, very,very, low water has made for some very interesting fishing for some great fish.

Some sight fishing, some dry fly fishing and some spectacular walk in fishing for very bright fish.  Many fish  swinging with one handers.  All in all fun times, but the fish could use a bit more water, and the mountains some snow.

I have some April dates open, April 19,21,22,24

Fresh low water fish

Fresh low water fish

 

there he goes

there he goes

Jim Kerr

Rain coast guides

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High water, pink eye, and weasles

Not quite the three horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Still, a half dozen river  blow outs, a household case of pink eye, plus a brazen daylight weasel attack on our chicken flock, you start to wonder who you upset.

Now the water has dropped, the eyes have cleared and the weasel has met his maker

I have some open dates!

I have a spot in my boat for a single angler for the following days, Feb 22 through the 27th.  The guy who has the other seat booked prefers to fish from the boat but I am sure would be willing to mix it up on a couple of days.

Give me a call if you can make it out.

Thanks Russ, Enjoying the Accel 7100

Thanks Russ,
Enjoying the Accel 7100

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Could you get a day off?

I have a few dates, Ryan and Caleb have a few, or you could wait until the crowds show up in March.  Look hard at your schedule the first 2 weeks of February, and drop me an email if you can phone in a sick day or two.

 

Early fish are are to hold

Early fish are hard to hold

After this there really won’t be much left of our calendar other than cancellations, BUT, after April 15 I will be doing weekly spey instructional’s and some fish a longs for about a month, drop me a line if you are interested.

oops you caught a big one

oops you caught a big one

This time of year its a bit trickier to stay on the fish, but the fish tend to be awesome.

Rainy and windy often means fishy

Rainy and windy often means fishy, check out the sea lice

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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OPen Dates

Its that time of year, if you are sneaky, and you know where to look, the best fish of the year are here.

We have dates from now until the second week of February.

January buck, thanks Thomas

January buck, thanks Thomas

Hmmm

Hmmm

Come fishing.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Open dates in January

All that high water a couple weeks ago encouraged the lions share of hatchery fish to swim straight into the hatchery, which left slim pickings around most of the traditional hatchery spots.  That said, there have been a few bright spots, and a smattering of early native fish around to keep things interesting.

Every bit helps on a cold clear morning

Every bit helps on a cold clear morning

Caleb and Ryan have plenty of January dates left, and some February and March.

February 1,2, and 6 through 14. March 7,8,9,13-16, 20,24, these dates won’t be open long.

I have been cancelated on January 8th and February 4th

 

 

So cold the guides freeze all the way shut, early winter steelhead,Olympic peninsula

So cold the guides freeze all the way shut, early winter steelhead,Olympic peninsula

Dave, Hatchery steelhead

Dave with a hatchery steelhead

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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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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