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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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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