More hot spriger reports

Yesterday we spey fished and never hooked a fish.  We fished really well, we had the gear to comfortably cast intermediate skagit lines a long way loaded with plenty of T-14 and great flies.  We bumped the bottom wherever we wanted to, and only lost a couple of flies.  The water was beautiful, we saw only a couple other boats, and we saw some chrome bight spring Chinook swim by, a couple damn big ones, so in short, a rotten day.

Hoh River Winter steelhead

Hoh River Winter steelhead

The salmon fishing towards the end of this week kinda sucked.  Just very few fish moving into the river.  The tribal nets came out yesterday and I thought that would bring a few in in the after noon but nada.  Last night we had a sprinkle of rain, I am hoping that gets things going a bit better this morning.  With the water getting so low it might take a couple of days to move fish up the Quilayute.

Always a nice place to be

Always a nice place to be

Time to book July

Jim Kerr rain coast guides

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FIRE IT UP!!!

Summer winter steelhead

Summer winter steelhead

The Bar-B-Q, I mean.

And I would recommend a Lager.  I know the PNW is known for big beers, but this is Lager weather….are you still wearing a shirt?  Get it off of there, who cares if you are at work, life, my friend, is short.

Holy $hit, this weather is georgous.  Its the kind of weather that spring salmon famously don’t bite in, BUT, an early morning bite still works, and then some laying around in the tall grass, eating from the grill and hoping the trout will rise.  Its far from all bad.

Gear fishing for spring kings is hard on the behind, but puts fish in the box

Gear fishing for spring kings is hard on the behind, but puts fish in the box

Book July dates for swinging summer steelhead.

I will post fall dates next week, and then,

Hold your breath,

Spring steelhead dates

Jim Kerr

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reel pic

Shamburg, ear protection required?

Shamburg,
ear protection required?

As many if you know, we are expecting a new baby this year towards the middle of June, so booking around then will be a little tricky, I would like to book from the 11th through the 14th, if my wife goes into labor while we are fishing, well, you win a free (and maybe very short) fishing trip.

I will have some more dates open later in June  as soon as I find out the in law schedule.  Early July is always fun, and I have quite a bit open then so lets go ahead and get it booked. That can be some super fun swinging for summer steelhead.  Our friends at Rio hooked me up with some cool intermediate scandie lines that should be perfect.

Some how I never got around to posting this pic of Dan with a sweet thick buck, my bad

Some how I never got around to posting this pic of Dan with a sweet thick buck, my bad

Jim Kerr

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Somethings Wrong

This is not right, having to chill beers while winter steelheading

This is not right, having to chill beers while winter steelheading

Last day, spent swinging in the sunshine.  And now its springer season until June.  I have some dates open here and there, give me a call.

There are a fair smattering of summer steelhead in the river, things are looking good for the opener in June.

Joe dialed in the Burkie

Joe dialed in the Burkie

Jim Kerr

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Emergency!!!! Some one needs to come fishing!

Jeff with a winter chromer

Jeff with a winter chromer

Hey,

Well it looks like I now have the 29th, the 30th and the first 4 days of May open.  The next two days there are some really cool steelhead swinging options, in May, things get a bit more spring Chinooky.

So, Fish-a-long?

Great weather, nice water, I don’t want to miss it.

Jim

 

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Dust it off

 

Lets get this old blog dusted off and oiled up, see if we can get some things working around here.

First, thanks you to everyone who came out this winter steelhead season and made it so great.  We had a ton of fun and once again caught some awesome fish.

I have one day left open for this season, Tuesday, April 29th.  Come on out, I bet we can swing one.

After that, until June, its salmon season.  I have quite a few open dates right now the 1st through the 4th are all open, give me a call if you are interested in a fish a long.

I will post a couple of Spey workshop dates soon.

Thanks Sam, Demetre,Mary. Many awesome trips.  We will miss you next year.

Sam, with a hatchery spring King.  Thanks Sam, Demetre,Mary.
Many awesome trips. We will miss you next year.

If you enjoy catching awesome chrome fish swinging flies, book now for July Summer steelhead.  If you don’t, I think you are on the wrong page.

Jim Kerr

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When the river is right

Its nice, for the last 4 days the water has been right to fish almost anywhere.  I see a lot of boats in town on my way through in the morning, but very few on the river, every one is spread out.

The fishing has been very mid-March, which is to say very good, but a bit busier than I like it.  There you are, the problems of a fishing guide garner little sympathy.

I have promised you pics of Marks reel, and I will deliver, just not quite yet, remind me to book some fish a longs next March, I would love to fish for a couple days.

the yarn man

the yarn man

Jim Kerr

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