Not a gamefish

 

So there we are, all by are our selves, swinging a big soft flat with spey rods and intermediate lines when all of a sudden the winder is going around backwards at a million miles a second and a big silver fish is cartwheeling up and down the river.  And I am thinking,” How the hell is this thing still classified a “food fish ” by wdfw.”

If this guy can catch them it must be easy

If this guy can catch them it must be easy

 

We still have some dates next week and early November.  There is no shortage of fish.

This has got to be a little fun, right?

This has got to be a little fun, right?

 

If you want to score prime dates for next year, Just book it now.

Fly fishing for kings and silver salmon in Washington.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Thanks

Thanks for the response, we got the weekend filled up, still have room for a couple guys next week though.

Jim

Its the time of year for large silvers

Its the time of year for large silvers

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OK, now a bit more rain please

After a hectic couple of weeks things slowed down as the rivers dropped.  But here we are again.

one of very many coho

one of very many coho

There are a lot of fish, and right now the more rain we get the better.  Lets hope the weather man is wrong and we get a couple more inches this week.

Either way we have a cancellation on Friday and Saturday so if you want to go catch some let me know!

Lets hope for rain.

still a bunch of these dudes around

still a bunch of these dudes around

Many of you have heard about low escapements of kings and steelhead in the Hoh, this is tragic but also, because of all your hard work writing emails last year, sets the stage for  huge “I told you so”  to the big muckity mucks.

WDFW really can’t hide from this anymore.  The Hoh going selective gear year round and no retention of native steelhead SHOULD be a slam dunk. But its not going to be.

We are coordinating an effort now to put as much pressure as possible to move the mountain that is WDFW bureaucracy.

So, sharpen your pencils,your claws, and your fangs, this time we are really going after them.

More to come soon

Oh yea, and come fishing Friday and Saturday

Jim Kerr

Raincoast Guides

 

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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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