Washington Fly Fishing

Washington is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Oregon to the south (the Columbia River forming most of this border), Idaho to the east and British Columbia, Canada to the north. It is famous for scenery of breathtaking beauty and sharp contrasts. High mountains rise above evergreen forests and sparkling coastal waters. Washington provides some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the country. Coho salmon and sea-run cutthroat leave the waters of the Pacific Coastline and travel up the rivers of Washington state on a seasonal basis. Some of the best steelhead fly fishing techniques have been pioneered in the rivers and streams of Pacific Northwest states such as Washington.

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Washington Fly Fishing Articles
36 Great Northwest Fishing Trips
By Gary Lewis
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa025604a
Access Washington
state government info and services for Washington recreation
wa.gov/visiting/index.aspx
Beach fishing Puget Sound shorelines is a prescription for relaxation
You won’t have to worry about the other guy while fly-fishing spots along the approximately 2,000 miles of shoreline on Washington’s inland marine waters.
www.nwsource.com/travel/scr/tf_story.cfm?st=45131
Blackstone Lake
Blackstone Lake sits in the ancient floodplain terrace of the Yakima River near Throp, at the northwestern edge of the picturesque Kittitas Valley
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/professionalgu/Pay_for_Play.htm
BlackStone Lake
Blackstone Lake is a premier, private, catch-and-release fly fishing lake located in the Kittitas Valley of Central Washington located just minutes from the Worley Bugger Fly Co. pro shop
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/professionalgu/blackstone_lake.htm
Caught By Surprise By The Spokane River
When the idea of doing an article on the fishing on the Spokane River was first presented to me, I thought, what the heck.
www.fishmonitor.com/news/graybill/graybill010405-001.asp
Chumlove
I swore as I barked my shin on a rock, slipped on an ice covered stick and almost fell in the floodwater swollen Stillaguamish river.
seattleinsider.kirotv.com/recreation/guides/fishing/insideangler2.ht
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Dennis Dickson Fly Fishing Steelhead Guide Northwest Steelhead – Stori
great tips info from this northwest guide
www.flyfishsteelhead.com/stories.htm
Dollyville
A yell, barely audible over the rushing water of the Sauk River broke my mid-winter’s daydream.
seattleinsider.kirotv.com/recreation/guides/fishing/insideangler4.ht
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Fish First
For More and Better Fish In The Lewis River System
www.fishfirst.org
Fish Passage Center
an amazing resource – see current fish ladder counts
www.fpc.org
Fishing the Gold River Steelhead
After spending the last four days fishing Vancouver Islands Gold River, I am reminded of an experience of hearing Michael Fong give a seminar on Flyfishing New Zealand.
www.flyfishsteelhead.com/stories/goldriver.htm
FishMonitor.com
a helpful website for fishing in Washington – contains lots of resources including large fishing news archive
www.fishmonitor.com
Fly Fishing for Bottomfish – An Intro
One of the best and most underutilized fisheries in Washington State is for saltwater bottomfish.
www.fly-fishing-neahbay.com/bottomfish_intro_article.htm
Fly fishing for Steelhead – A Look at the Variables
Although we may never understand all of the variables that attract a steelhead to a given section of water, and ultimately what leads to a successful hook-up, the following paragraphs will hopefully g
www.northwestflyfisherman.com/holdingwater.htm
Fly Fishing Neah Bay
Only one night back from the bath warm waters in the Sea of Cortez where we fished for its tropical speedsters, sails, roosters and tunas.
www.riverandreef.com/artman/publish/article_51.shtml
Fly Fishing Pacific Salmon in Fresh Water
A gentleman from the Great Lakes area was commenting on how it was his opinion that once Pacific salmon reached freshwater they stopped feeding and thus would not take a fly anymore.
www.flyfishsteelhead.com/stories/ffsalmon.htm
Fly Fishing the Cowlitz River
By Steve Buckner of The Northwest Fly Fisherman
www.northwestflyfisherman.com/cowlitz_river.htm
Fly Fishing the Offshore Tide Rips of Neah Bay
Tide rips are one of the most common areas to fly fish for salmon at Neah Bay.
www.fly-fishing-neahbay.com/tide_rip_fishing.htm
Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula for Winter Steelhead
By Steve Buckner of The Northwest Fly Fisherman
www.northwestflyfisherman.com/fly_fishing_the_olympic_peninsula.htm
Forcing lethargic steelhead to bite
Winter steelhead are an interesting species in many respects…
www.espn.go.com/outdoors/tips/s/f_fea_05_steelhead_FHN.html
Gamefishin.com
a web site with a community is full of anglers from around the State of Washington, who are ever helpful and willing to share their own experiences and knowledge.
www.gamefishin.com
Hoh River
Article/Excerpt from Frank Amato Publications River Journal
flyanglersonline.com/features/greatrivers/hoh
How to ‘force-feed’ picky summer steelhead
www.espn.go.com/outdoors/tips/s/f_fea_04_steelhead_July_FHN.html
How to Hammer Washington’s Early Ocean Kings
By Dusty Routh
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa065504a
Lamiglas, Inc., Welcome, High quality US made Fishing Rods, Blanks and
find a Washington guide on the Lamiglas web site
www.lamiglas.com/profiles_others.html#wash_or
Lewis River
site dedicated to fishing the Lewis River
www.lewisriver.com
Lewis River Winter Steelhead
By Doug Rose
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa025504a
NW Fishing.com
overviews and conditions of Northwest rivers
nwfishing.com
Olympic Peninsula Saltwater Fly Fishing
Offers information and articles on saltwater fly fishing for salmon, sea-run cutthroat, rockfish, lingcod, and blue sharks
www.fly-fishing-neahbay.com
Patrol lower Spokane River to tap into bronze bonanza
espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_map_04_WA_Spokane_River.html
Popper Fishing for Saltwater Salmon
One of the greatest thrills in Pacific Northwest fly fishing is bringing large anadramous fish to a surface fly.
www.fly-fishing-neahbay.com/popper_fishing_salmon.htm
Popper Fishing Photographic Essay
Fishing flies on the surface for coho salmon is a thrill
www.fly-fishing-neahbay.com/surface_fishing_photos.htm
Productive spots in the Northwest
The Columbia River is arguably the “best” spring-time King salmon fishery in Washington.
www.gamefishin.com/wa/features/productive.htm
Rocky Ford
Washington’s Premier Spring Creek, by Wes Neuenschwander, from www.waflyfishers.com
www.waflyfishers.com/pages/fishingBody2.html
Salmon University – Washington section
a website dedicated to helping you catch salmon in Washington
www.salmonuniversity.com/wa_index.html
Seattle Blackmouth
By Doug Rose
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa015604a
Seattle Insider fishing column
Washington fishing info from the Seatlle Insider
seattleinsider.kirotv.com/recreation/guides/fishing/fishing_bridge.h
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September, Sekiu, silvers — enough said
espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_map_04_WA_Sekiu_Silvers.html
Situk Steelies
by Mike Santangelo from www.waflyfishers.com
www.waflyfishers.com/pages/fishingBody1.html
Skagit River
Skagit River Winter Steelhead
www.steelheaduniversity.com/skagit.html
Skagit/Sauk river Article
Originating in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, the Sauk is free of dams and should continue to flow unhindered due to its designation under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.
flyanglersonline.com/features/greatrivers/skagitsauk
Skykomish River
Metropo Seattle’s Steady Producer
www.steelheaduniversity.com/sky.html
Sockeye Slim and other fables
by Steve Konen for SEATTLE INSIDER
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa055604a
Steelhead Univeristy
the sole purpose of this site is to help you catch more steelhead
www.steelheaduniversity.com
Steelheader.net
information on about Northwest fishing
www.steelheader.net/home/default.shtml
SturgeonPage
Sturgeon Salmon and Steelhead Fishing
www.worldstar.com/~dlarson/welcome.html
Summer Steelhead – North Fork Strategies
www.flyfishsteelhead.com/stories/sumsteel.htm
Tackle for Neah Bay Salmon
Without a doubt, Neah Bay offers Washington State’s finest saltwater flyfishing.
www.fly-fishing-neahbay.com/article_tackle.htm
The Klickitat River
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/professionalgu/Steel_Head_On_The_Fly.htm
The Yakima River
A River for All Seasons
www.theeveninghatch.com/yak/yakima.htm
Think Pink !!
Every odd numbered year Northwest salmon anglers are treated to a bonus: a hard fighting salmon that often runs in large numbers and is perhaps the most willing biter of the entire salmon family — the
www.fishmonitor.com/news/vedder/vedder010604-001.asp
Thurston County Bass
By Robert A. Johansen
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa055604a
Trout Fishing in Washington’s High Lakes
www.wdfw.wa.gov/outreach/fishing/highlake.htm
Trout Source
lots of good info
www.troutsource.com/StatesFolder/WA.htm
Urban Beach Assault
hit the beach in search of the mighty Coho Salmon
seattleinsider.kirotv.com/recreation/guides/fishing/insideangler1.ht
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Wading the Yakima
Wading the Yakima can be easy and difficult at times, depending on the water flows and where you plan on accessing the river…
www.theeveninghatch.com/wade1.htm
Washington Fly Fishers
www.waflyfishers.com
Washington Fly Fishing
one of the best sites for Washington fly fishing info – fly fishing information on Washington state. An active forum, photo gallery, reports, resources, articles, maps, flows, ect…
www.washingtonflyfishing.com/
Washington Lakes info and reports
www.vtrail.com/lakes.html
Washington’s Warmwater Wonderland
by John Shewey
www.flyfishamerica.com/ArticlesReports/PacificRegion/Pacific/PAShewe
y97JA/PAShewey97JA.html
West Coast Sandy Beaches
Fly-rodding afoot in the surf zones of California, Washington and Oregon.
www.flyfisherman.com/southwest/khsurfintro/index.html
westfly–Washington
lots of good info
www.westfly.com/cgi-bin/entryPage?state=WA
Winter-runs now joining mix on Kalama River
espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/s/f_map_04_WA_Kalama_River.html
Yakima River Fly Fishing
A River of All Seasons by Jack Mitchell
www.washingtonflyfishing.com/faq/idx/10/034/Fly_Fishing_Articles/art
icle/Yakima_River_Fly_Fishing__A_River_of_All_Seasons_by_
Yakima RIver monthly info
www.redsflyshop.com/yakimariver.html
Yakima River overview
from Flyanglersonline.com (http://flyanglersonline.com/)
flyanglersonline.com/features/greatrivers/yakima
Your 2004 Washington Trout Forecast
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa035504a
Your Christmas Steelhead
By Doug Rose
www.wogameandfish.com/wo_aa125504a

Washington Fly Fishing Boat ramps
Washington baot ramps and facilities
www.iac.wa.gov/maps/default.asp

Washington Fly Fishing Clubs
Washington Fly Fishing Club (WFFC)
The Washington Fly Fishing Club. Here you find information on conservation, fly fishing, fly tying and fly casting instruction, youth programs, fishing reports and much more.
www.wffc.com/

Washington Fly Fishing Guides

Emerald Water Anglers
Emerald Water Anglers is a fly fishing outfitter based in Seattle, Washington.
www.emeraldwateranglers.com

Piscatorial Pursuits
Alaska Fishing – Washington Fishing – Guides & Charters for Salmon, Steelhead & Halibut – Alaska & Washington Fishing Trips – Guides – Charters
www.piscatorialpursuits.com/
Salmon and Steelhead Fishing with Quillayute River Guide Service
Washington Fishing Guides Olympic peninsula, service on the Sol Duc, Bogachiel Rivers surrounding Forks.Specializing in Fall Salmon Fishing
www.forks-web.com/jim/

Washington Hatch Charts
Washington Hatch Charts
www.tffr.com/Hatch_Charts/top_100_trout_rivers_usa.asp?State=WA
Yakima River hatch chart
www.bigyflyco.com/yakima.html
Yakima River Hatch Chart
www.theeveninghatch.com/hatches.htm
Yakima River Hatch Guide
www.paulsreeladventures.com/page18.html
Yakima River Hatches
very informative hatch chart
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/Yakima_River_Hatches.htm

Washington Fly Fishing Maps
Bogachiel River
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/bogachiel.htm
Custom Correct Maps
A Series of 16 large scale topographic trail maps, providing overlapping coverage of every trail in, or leading into Olympic National Park, and each of the Wilderness Areas of Olympic National Forest.
www.olypen.com/lre
Grande Ronde
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/g_ronde.htm
Hoh River
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/hoh.htm
Hoh River Map
flyanglersonline.com/features/greatrivers/hoh/hohmap.html
Lower Snake
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/idaho/snake.htm
Sauk River
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/sauk.htm
Skagit
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/skagit.htm
Skagit/Sauk River Map
flyanglersonline.com/features/greatrivers/skagitsauk/ssmap.html
Sol Duc
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/soleduck.htm
Stillaguamish
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/stilli.htm
Washington lakes maps
one dimensional maps that provide lake depths
www.gamefishin.com/wa/topo.htm
Washington maps
wa.gov/visiting/washingtonmaps.aspx
Washington online topo maps
nad27.com/index.html
Yakima
www.traflyfish.com/rivers/washing/yakima.htm
Yakima River map
flyanglersonline.com/features/greatrivers/yakima/yakmap.html
Yakima River map
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/Yakima_River_Map.htm
Yakima River map with access points
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/Yakima.htm
Washington river levels
www.westfly.com/cgi-bin/riverData?region=WA

Washington Fly Fishing Reports
Emerald Water Anglers fly-fishing reports
www.emeraldwateranglers.com/reports1.html
Puget Sound and Cowlitz River reports
www.avidangler.com/reports.php
Red’s Power Hour Fishing Report – Yakima river
www.redsflyshop.com/powerhour.html
Reports for the Olympic Peninsula
www.fishingnorthwest.com/guides.htm
reports for Washington
from Emerald Water Anglers
www.emeraldwateranglers.com/reports.html
Reports for Washington’s top fly water
www.westfly.com/wa/wa_snapshots/wa_snapshots.htm
reports from PiscatorialPursuits.com
You can find regularly updated reports of both Kenai and Olympic Peninsula fishing as well as pictures from previous days on our trips.
www.piscatorialpursuits.com/riverreports.htm
Salmon University fishing reports
www.salmonuniversity.com/or_fishing_reports.html
Skykomish and Yakima river reports
www.allaboutthefly.com/reports.php
Skykomish, Yakima, Skagit, Rocky Ford reports
www.pacificflyfishers.com/reports.html
Steelhead Salmon Fishing cowlitz river
Steelhead Salmon Fishing Cowlitz River
members.tripod.com/~rampy/index.html
Washington fishing report
from www.northwestflyfisherman.com
www.northwestflyfisherman.com/fishing_report.htm
Washington Fishing
from anglerguide.com
www.anglerguide.com/washington
Washington reports
www.gamefishin.com/rpts/reports.asp
Washington reports for current month
www.westfly.com/wa/wa_thismonth/wa_thismonth.htm
Whites Outdoor fishin report
www.whitesoutdoor.com/fishing_report.php
Yakima reports
www.theeveninghatch.com/reports.htm
Yakima River FlyFishing Journal
excellent reports from Worley Bugger Fly Co.
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/Yakima_River_Fly_Fishing_Report.htm

Washington Stream Flows
Washington River levels
www.flyfishsteelhead.com/riverlevels.htm
Washington streamflows and river levels
www.iac.wa.gov/maps/default.asp
Yakima River flow
from www.worleybuggerflyco.com
www.worleybuggerflyco.com/yakima_river_conditions.htm

Washington Fly Fishing Forums

fishingnw.com
www.fishingnw.com/modules.php?name=Forums
steelheader.net – Washington Reports
www.steelheader.net/ubbthreads/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/UBB10
Washingtonflyfishing.com
www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board
Piscatorial pursuits forums
Alaska, Washington, and NorthWest info
www.piscatorialpursuits.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi
Gamefishin.com Public Forums
www.gamefishin.com/gfboard/default.asp
NW Fishing.com
fishing reports and user forum NW fishing.com
wfishing
FishReports.Net
Washington
www.fishreports.net/fishing/messages/93/487.html

Washington Fly Fishing Shops

Anglers Workshop
1350 Atlantic Ave, Woodland, WA 98674, 360-225-9445
www.distantwaters.com/
Avid Angler Fly Shoppe
17171 Bothell Way NE, #A130, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, 206-362-4030
www.avidangler.com
Creekside Angling Company
1308 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, 206-405-fish
www.creeksideangling.com
Worley-Bugger Fly Co.
306 South. Main #3, Ellensburg, WA 98926 888-950-FISH
www.worleybuggerflyco.com
Pacific Fly Fishers
1018 – 164th Street SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012, 425.742.2402
www.pacificflyfishers.com
Red’s Fly Shop
P.O. Box 186 Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 929-1802
www.redsflyshop.com
The Evening Hatch
PO Box 1295 Elllensburg, WA 98926, 509-962-5959
www.theeveninghatch.com
All About the Fly
212 E. Main St Monroe, WA 98272, (360) 863-1833
www.allaboutthefly.com
Puget Sound Fly Company
25616 Pcific Hwy S. Kent, WA 98032, (253) 839-4119
www.pugetsoundflyco.com
River Run Anglers
3946 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014, 425-333-4446
www.speyshop.com

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