Steelhead and Salmon
fishing Washington , washington fishing guide , Forks Wa
Fishing the Olympic Peninsula with Windle's Guide Service
General Fishing Info
December through April bring Winter
our remote streams. Big natives often exceeding 20 pounds
are often found in pristine rocky pools throughout the river system. These fish
are fierce fighters and will always leave a lasting impression on you with every
tail dancing run and acrobatic leap. We average 20-30, twenty pound
plus trophy steelhead each year.
May through July brings Spring Kings, Summer Sockeye and Steelhead to the
Olympic Peninsula tributaries. King salmon that tip the scale at over 40 pounds
are found lurking in the deep water, while the wiley Summer steelhead , that
feed on almost anything, hide in the rock covered tail outs by the hundreds.
Summer sockeye give the ultra-light gear fisherman a real aerial show, and the
finest table fare available. This time of year you dont know what you might
Summer Sockeye and
About 75% of the fish this time of year are
hatchery fish so they find there way to the BARBEQUE. With a very healthy limit
all Wild Fish are returned unharmed. Landing large fish upwards of 30lbs on 6
and 8 lb test is the ultimate..... The weather is always nice and the fish are
THERE to see. (all sight fishing)
through October the rivers are alive with Summer Coho salmon. It's the
ultimate time to catch fish on ultra light tackle. You will find silvers
making their way up the riffles by the thousands. These fish average 10 to 12
pounds during this time of year.
Talk about a great time on a 4 to 6 pound leader !
~ Chinook and Coho
October through November bring large
numbers of Chinook and Coho salmon to the Olympic Peninsula streams.
Fall Chinook exceeding 60 pounds are not uncommon, although the average is about
30 pounds. Fall
Coho are very healthy in size as well. Where else do you hear of an
average Coho of 12 to 20 pounds or more?
These fish will test the strength and stamina of any angler. This is the
best time to catch the trophy Chinook or Coho for the wall or Catch and Release
photo for the memory of a lifetime.