Quick Facts and Pricing
- December – January
- Ideal Flows
- Full day 8-9 hours fishing time
- From Seattle
- 2 hours
- $525 Full day float trip, 1-2 anglers
$100 additional for 3rd angler, per day
$200 per angler/per night for multi day camp trips
Prices do not include WA sales tax
- Native Steelhead
- We are proponents of swinging flies with two handed/spey rods on all our steelhead trips and are more than happy to provide personal instruction on becoming proficient with them. What we generally recommend is spey rods 6-9wt.(7wt being ideal) depending on season with compact Skagit or Scandi heads and various sinking tips.
- Bunny Leeches, Egg Sucking Leeches, Flatwing General Practitioners, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises for steelhead. Flesh flies, egg patterns for Dolly Varden and pink, purple and chartreuse flies for coho.
- 6 – 2/0 flies depending on season
- Shore lunch provided on Full Day Trip
Let us know dietary restrictions
Pricing: Full Day $525 – $100 Additional 3rd Angler – All Equipment Included
Season: November – January
Species: Wild Steelhead
The Sauk is a the largest tributary feeding into the Skagit River near Rockport.
Despite, or maybe because of its temperament the Sauk is well known and revered for steelhead fly-fishing in both winter and summer months. March and April used to be catch and release only when growing numbers of wild fish enter the river but due to poor management and a number of other factors, this and all of the Puget Sound rivers close at the end of January to protect the remaining numbers of wild steelhead still returning.
Although the numbers of fish in this river are not what they once were, enough still return to make fishing the Sauk a beautiful experience. Both chum and coho salmon also make a fall migratory journey into these fabled waters. A wild fish of over 15 pounds, which is likely here, will rip a poorly designed drag system into a lurching frozen block of recyclable metal. Memories both good and sobering are free.
We highly recommend the use of spey rods here and on all of the steelhead rivers we guide. We have a full line of them for you to use from Winston, Scott, Echo, Gary Anderson and Hardy and our staff are all accomplished spey casters and instructors more than happy to teach you this unique style of fly fishing.