Washington’s Olympic Peninsula: Steelhead Trip

Come with us this spring to Forks Washington and see what we have been doing up there for the past couple years. We are hosting a 5 day guided trip with Jeff Brazda and his crew on one of many well know rivers on the Pacific Coast. Come try your luck swinging and nymphing on world class water like the Hoh, Sol Duc, Queets and Bogachiel Rivers. March 29th thru April 2nd will be your days on the water so anglers who would like to join us should plan on arriving in Seattle on the 28th and departing on April 3rd. We will be lodging at a 5 bedroom house on the Bogachiel River that sleeps 15. Complete with wood burning fire place full kitchen and half a mile of private riverfront with boat launch/take out. Please contact laterallinemedia@gmail.com for more info.
Here are some images of the area as well as the fish we will be chasing.
Fishing in the area is nothing less than remarkable Glacial Blue and Green Rivers wind their way through National Forests and Parks filled with ancient Hemlock and Spruce trees. While drifting down the river you will encounter Bald Eagles, Otters and Elk with the Olympic Mountains in the back ground.
The Native Fish that enter these river systems are generally between 8-12 pounds with larger fish in the 15-20 pound class mixed in and hooked frequently. With the Pacific Ocean within miles of these rivers the fish are usually very fresh and full of fight. After your first Steelhead you will surely be addictied. I don’t think I have met a Steelhead Angler that is not completely addicted to chasing these fish year after year. Here are a few that we landed last Spring.
I have never been to British Columbia to fish for Steelhead and it is on my bucket list for sure. But until my pockets are deep enough I will continue to visit this part of the world to Fly Fish for Steelhead. This is a world calss fishery that is a quarter of the cost as it couterparts to the North. Please contact us with any questions you have. We hope to see you on the Pacific Coast this Spring.

10 thoughts on “Washington’s Olympic Peninsula: Steelhead Trip

  1. Jim Ray


    Jim Ray here – you filmed Tom Rosenbauer and I fishing the Salmon River a few years ago. I’m interested. Could be my first time fishing for West Coast steel! Please email me details. The Salmon has been tough for me so far this year. Water is at 335 (never fished at that flow before), the fisherman are more stacked up, and the fish really aren’t moving into the river much. Except for the Cemetary hole at the Lower Fly zone, fishing has been very sporadic – and the Cemetary Hole looks like opening day on a stocked trout stream. No fun. Anyway, hope all is well,

    Jim Ray

  2. Derek Rust

    The Olympic Peninsula is the most beautiful place that I have ever been. I really hope I can make this trip up there with you guys….I know it would be an experience of a lifetime.

  3. Iolanthe "IO" Culjak

    Please email me more info. I have never fished for Steelhead. It has been on my “to do” list. Thanks


  4. Tara

    These are the river we fish, that time of the year will give you a great chance at a huge Native Steelhead!!! Good Luck! Don’t forget about the Calawah River, holds lots of Summer Fish.

  5. Greg Mau

    I am very interested in joining your group if you still have an opening. Any idea yet how you are planning to run the cost?

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