Well, didn't think it would get too much worse that it was last week and yet alas, water on nearly all streams is even higher that it was. This is so good for the fish so as much as it is frustrating to have nice weather but not be able to fish we are happy to see the fish having ample cold water here entering summer.
This doesn't mean there isn't fishing to be had it just doesn't look like many hope/want/wish/need it to look. Here are some bites of info for consideration.
1. Bass! If you enjoy surface fly fishing, this is a fantastic pursuit and there are no lack of them in the area. Most lakes are great for them and suggest a SUP or kayak which can be rented from a number of places on various lakes such as Green Lake and on the canal between Lake Washington and Lake Union. Go do this, it is a ton of fun, it is close by and most of what you have will likely work quite well. Chernobyl Ants and Hoppers, Wooley Buggers and even our Sound Searcher will be perfect on a 5-6wt rod. Tippet to fly should be 2x or there about, they aren't leaders shy and their takes will prove it!
2. Carp-ediem! Yep, want a strong and deep bend in your fly rod, these will do it! Green Lake is fantastic for them as are portions of the Columbia and other lakes in the area. Again, take advantage of our urban fishing and get out for an hour or two 3-4 times a week as opposed to planning a full day a couple months out only to have plans get disrupted. We have a great selection of carp flies for you so come in and let's talk about these brutes.
3. Puget Sound of course makes this list because it is nearly always fishable so now is a pretty good time to figure it out. SRC's are looking up as they always do and kelp is showing up now so a stripping basket is not essential but certainly going to make life easier in some situations.
That is it for today, call with questions and let's get you out on the water soon and often.