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      August 23, 2015 Mountain Creeks

      Fishing has been consistent in the mountains on the water that remains open. Dry fly action has picked up on in some of our favorite stretches. Chernobyls, purple haze, and stimulators are a few of our favorites lately. We are fortunate to have a wide variety of options for trout, steelhead and salmon despite our current water conditions.

      Photo Joey Mara

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      August 22, 2015  Puget Sound, WA

      It remains a time period dominated by pink and some early arriving coho salmon in the region.  Creeks and rivers remain low and warm with many closures still in affect but the Sound is welcoming millions of pink salmon willing to take flies of the “pink” coloration.  Beach fishing has been good from top to bottom of Sound and with a boat or SUP, access is unlimited.  Enjoy the remainder of summer. 

      photo Dave McCoy

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      August 19, 2015 Puget Sound

      Fishing for salmon has been phenomenal in the salt! Pay attention to the tides and fish during low light for the best results. Fishing points of land jutting into the sound is the way to go. Most fish are being found farther north, we’re still waiting for things to pick up in the south sound. This sunset and the family of sea otters that played in the water near shore were a great end to our evening. Get out there, you won’t regret it!

      Photo: Joey Mara

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      August 15, Mountain Creeks

      Smoke from one of the many fires burning in our mountains has made for some spectacular sunset. I think we’d all gladly return them in exchange for some cooler weather though. A series of intense and long lived thunderstorms rolled through earlier this week which was a double edged sword. We got over an inch of much needed rain but many new fires were started. On a more positive note, the fishing has been good in all our local waters that remain open!

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      August 14, 2015 Yakima River

      Getting on the river early and off by two has been the modus operandi on the Yakima lately. No “hoot owl” restrictions are in place but most guides including us are abiding by this self-imposed restriction due to high water temps. That being said,fishing has been great! Streamer fishing has been hot with nymphs and dries also very effective! Join us for a float!

      Photo Joey Mara(Waist Deep Media)

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      August 10, 2015 Cedar River

      Only 30 minutes from downtown Seattle the Cedar is one of the few streams left with no closures or restrictions on fishing. Water is definitely much lower than what we are used to seeing but there are still fish around. This guy took a stimulator just before dark yesterday. Fishing has been fairly slow during the day but lights up right after sunset.  

      Photo: Joey Mara(Waist Deep Media)

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      August 9, 2015 Mountain Creeks

      This big boy measured out at just over 21″. It’s never expected but always a special treat to bring fish like this to hand on these small waters. Took a bead poxy back pheasant tail below a black stone fly. Fishing two flies whether you are nymphing or using dry flies is very effective. Many people get stuck just using one at a time but why not double your chances!

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      August 8, 2015 Mountain Creeks

      This was the smallest cutthroat of the day. Mountain streams are still fishing well. Nymphs, hoppers you name it and they’ll eat it right now. It’s a great time to explore east of the passes!

      Photo Joey Mara

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      August 7, 2015  Puget Sound, WA

      Now that the pink salmon have really arrived, you will likely find some of your favorite sea run cutthroat beaches a little emptier as nearly every angler is frequenting places where pinks might be.  No excuses, get out there…in fact with most of the rest of the state under emergency closures of some sort, not better reason or time to get to know Puget Sound.  We have a free in store clinic on Aug. 20th at 6:30pm, please email or call the store to RSVP.  206-708-7250/

      Photo Dave McCoy

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      August 5, 2015 Puget Sound

      Guide Abbie Schuster landed a nice Pink yesterday on the Sound. It’s definitely in full swing now. There are even some Coho around. You never really know what you might find in the salt. Still plenty of time to catch them while they’re fresh!!

      Photo Abbie Schuster

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