|Waters West is proud to offer year-round guided trips and instruction with the Olympic Peninsula’s finest fly fishing guides. Enjoy chasing steelhead, salmon, and trout on world famous rivers like the Hoh, Sol Duc, and Bogachiel. You can also spend a day casting flies along the saltwater beaches for aggressive sea-run cutthroat.|
NOW BOOKING GUIDED TRIPS FOR WINTER STEELHEAD
We typically fish the major coastal rivers for steelhead. The Sol Duc, Hoh, Bogachiel, and Calawah are well known for steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout.
Steelhead enter these rivers year round. Summer steelhead respond well to floating line presentations and will even move for a dry fly. Summer-run fishing is good from the opener in June until late-fall.
Winter steelhead attract anglers from across the globe. We do catch some nice wild fish in the early season, but hatchery fish are most abundant through December. By January the highly prized native steelhead are getting started as we enter prime time. February and March are special months as some of the largest wild steelhead in the world swim up our rivers. These fish are truly amazing and draw anglers and guides from all over. April brings the lower flows and warmer water temperatures that equal snappy fish.
Give us a call or email us to ask specific questions or to book your trip today!
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We have the trip for you!
At Waters West we understand that all anglers are unique, and their guided trip should be too. That’s why we are flexible in setting up your trip. We offer everything from multi-boat trips to half day walk & wade trips. Whether you want to cast dries to cutthroat or spey fish for steelhead, just let us know and we will make it happen. More than anything, we want you to enjoy your day on the water.
What should I bring?
Our guided trips include all necessary tackle, lunch/snacks, and water. Anglers are certainly welcome to bring their favorite rods, flies, beverages, etc. You will definitely need waders and boots on your trip. If you do not have waders, please let us know so we can get you a pair of rentals. You will also need to purchase a fishing license before the day of your trip. On most trips, we do quite a bit of wading and the water is often cold, so layer appropriately. A few other items include a rain jacket, polarized sun glasses (even if it’s cloudy), and a lucky fishing hat. One last note on clothing; if you can, dress in muted colors. I.E. hunter orange is not recommended.
Where do we meet?
We do most of our river fishing around Forks, Washington, about an hour west of our shop. We will often meet our clients right in, or nearby Forks, depending on the river we are fishing. If you are staying in Port Angeles and do not have transportation, we can usually make arrangements for your guide to pick you up in town.
New to fly fishing?
Great! We enjoy teaching new fly fishers a lifelong hobby. There is no better place to learn than on the water, and we provide all the essential gear. Just show up ready to learn and we’ll take care of the rest.
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|1 Angler||2 Anglers||3 Anglers|
|Half Day Walk||$200.00||$250.00||$325.00|
|Full Day Walk||$300.00||$350.00||$450.00|
|Full Day Float||$350.00||$425.00||$500.00|
We are happy to offer rental gear for anglers who want to travel light or may just be fishing for a day while in the area. Whether heading to the coastal rivers or high mountain lakes, we can supply you with quality equipment.
|Waders & Boots – $20/day
Rod & Reel – $20/day
Waders/Boots/Rod/Reel/ Combo – $35/day
Spey Rod & Reel – $30/day
Pontoon Boat – Bucks Bags Southfork – $30/day
Winter Steelhead – Mid November-April
Summer Steelhead – May-October
Trout – Cutthroat & Rainbow – May-October
Spring Chinook – April-June
Fall Chinook – September-November
Coho – July-November
Deposit Policy – We require a $150 Deposit to hold your preferred date. Deposit is fully refundable if the trip is cancelled due to unfishable conditions.
-Cancellations over one month in advance of trip – 100% refund of deposit
-Cancellations between two weeks and one month of trip – 50% refund of deposit
-Cancellations within two weeks of trip – no refund of deposit