Fish On!

The last week has been an emotional roller coaster of weather. Proving why you should never waste a beautiful day here in Western Washington.

Brita and I planned on fishing Monday and we left the day open, we woke up early to the nicest day of the year, ran the boat up to the north and got into some nice fish! We saw plenty of wildlife, with porpoise, seals, whales, and a outrageous amount of bald eagles. We do not get to fish together as often as we would like, however when we do we remember why we will never leave our home on Puget Sound.

Brita casting

Our beach guide Brita Fordice

On Tuesday the weather decided “Remember how you thought it was spring… Wrong!” and we never got out of the foggy mist that the pacific northwest fly fishing is known for. However we caught fish from the time we made our first stop till the end of the day when the wind decided to pick up. Fishing was just fantastic! That Tuesday night the rain started, and Wednesdays clients toughed it out and were rewarded with some nice fish, we didn’t catch the same numbers as Tuesday, however the fish we caught were big, and they were happy! From then on, its been back to the windy rainy spring of doom. It’s supposed to start letting up early next week and we are back on the water then!

Alderbrook Dockview

Morning Coffee at Alderbrook

The Chum fry migration has not let up a bit, we are starting to see bigger chum fry and the early bait is starting to move off the bank a bit as they become better swimmers, so we are starting to see the fish spread out down the shorelines. We are also starting to see the birds catching on to the chum fry a bit better this week and they are starting to point out the pods of bait, this means faster run and gun style fishing in the months to come!


Big North Sound Searun Bulltrout


Sea Run Cutthroat from under a bait ball of Chum Fry

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