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September 27, 2014  Puget Sound, WashingtonSorry for the delay in posting fishing reports lately, have just been too busy guiding here and all the other fisheries within an hour of Seattle because they have all been exceptional for the past couple months.  We are now headed into fall and that is traditionally a phenomenal time to be on the local saltwater….this is an example of what is awaiting your arrival on a local beach.  Surface flies like the Sound Searcher has been working wonderfully out there so might as well keep the flies dry and keep the fish wet!  Enjoy the fall and let us know any questions you might have.photo Dave McCoy

September 27, 2014  Puget Sound, Washington

Sorry for the delay in posting fishing reports lately, have just been too busy guiding here and all the other fisheries within an hour of Seattle because they have all been exceptional for the past couple months.  We are now headed into fall and that is traditionally a phenomenal time to be on the local saltwater….this is an example of what is awaiting your arrival on a local beach.  Surface flies like the Sound Searcher has been working wonderfully out there so might as well keep the flies dry and keep the fish wet!  Enjoy the fall and let us know any questions you might have.

photo Dave McCoy

August 30, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WAA little rain today will make for a terrific Sept. on the smaller streams.  A brief influx of cool fresh water will give the trout a bit of a respite from the warm water and invigorate and energize them.  Summer almost being over will also relieve much of the pressure they have endured for the past few months making sojourns into the mountains that much more enjoyable with fewer anglers…not that there are many in most of these places anyway.photo Dave McCoy

August 30, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WA

A little rain today will make for a terrific Sept. on the smaller streams.  A brief influx of cool fresh water will give the trout a bit of a respite from the warm water and invigorate and energize them.  Summer almost being over will also relieve much of the pressure they have endured for the past few months making sojourns into the mountains that much more enjoyable with fewer anglers…not that there are many in most of these places anyway.

photo Dave McCoy

August 25, 2014  Scorpion Atoll, MexicoNothing quite like going some place most people have never been and finding that nearly every species of fish welcomes you with open mouths and gracious smiles.  Barracuda, permit, large bones, jacks, blue runners and so on are everywhere and readily take your fly.  Getting here is a bit rough and once here you will find fish respond to the pressure of even a small group so being thoughtful on how you approach the water available and such is important.  That said, there was an abundance of these guys and fresh fish one evening sounds pretty good.  Let us know if you ever have any questions about getting here.photo Dave McCoy

August 25, 2014  Scorpion Atoll, Mexico

Nothing quite like going some place most people have never been and finding that nearly every species of fish welcomes you with open mouths and gracious smiles.  Barracuda, permit, large bones, jacks, blue runners and so on are everywhere and readily take your fly.  Getting here is a bit rough and once here you will find fish respond to the pressure of even a small group so being thoughtful on how you approach the water available and such is important.  That said, there was an abundance of these guys and fresh fish one evening sounds pretty good.  Let us know if you ever have any questions about getting here.

photo Dave McCoy

August 19, 2014  Pacific Albacore, OregonTo this day, I still can’t believe how many in the fly fishing world here in the PNW are unaware that these fish exist and will readily eat flies.  They are an absolute blast and a terrific learning experience for new fly anglers to practice playing large and very strong fish on fly rods.  Come check them out with us sometime, we are happy to provide the 12wt rods, lines and flies for these trips.photo Dave McCoy

August 19, 2014  Pacific Albacore, Oregon

To this day, I still can’t believe how many in the fly fishing world here in the PNW are unaware that these fish exist and will readily eat flies.  They are an absolute blast and a terrific learning experience for new fly anglers to practice playing large and very strong fish on fly rods.  Come check them out with us sometime, we are happy to provide the 12wt rods, lines and flies for these trips.

photo Dave McCoy

August 14, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WA

Pat Jenkins of Recycled Waders comes tight to a nice little fish on a small mountain creek.  The recent rain and cooler temps should ensure that these creeks and rivers continue to fish well for several more weeks.  While the rest of the state is starting to turn their attention to salmon, these fisheries are still in their prime.  Drop by or give us a call if we can answer any questions about these little jewels.
Photo:  Alex Collier

August 14, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WA

Pat Jenkins of Recycled Waders comes tight to a nice little fish on a small mountain creek.  The recent rain and cooler temps should ensure that these creeks and rivers continue to fish well for several more weeks.  While the rest of the state is starting to turn their attention to salmon, these fisheries are still in their prime.  Drop by or give us a call if we can answer any questions about these little jewels.

Photo:  Alex Collier

August 13, 2014  Chuit River, AKWhen they come in the really come in.  Fishing for almost 5 hours with not much luck amongst 5 anglers and then BAM!  All of a sudden everyone was finding cohos and even a couple of kings attacked our flies (short lived experiences..40lbs on 8wt) and these fish were chrome bright from 8-13 pounds.  Not another angler in sight!photo Dave McCoy

August 13, 2014  Chuit River, AK

When they come in the really come in.  Fishing for almost 5 hours with not much luck amongst 5 anglers and then BAM!  All of a sudden everyone was finding cohos and even a couple of kings attacked our flies (short lived experiences..40lbs on 8wt) and these fish were chrome bright from 8-13 pounds.  Not another angler in sight!

photo Dave McCoy

August 12, 2014  Cedar River, WAHere we are almost half way through August and the Cedar will be closing in just a couple of weeks.  While it is urban and you will battle inner tubers and other delights of urban angling, this is still a gem of stream to go fish dry flies on for some nice native rainbow and cutthroat trout.  Here Marco Oblak displays a pretty bow and keeps it wet at the same time.  Get out there and enjoy this river, it is the quickest stream fishing for all Seattle anglers to hit before and after work!  Please pardon the grainy image but this is what happens you fish until dark and take selfies with an iphone…nice work Marco!photo Marco Oblak

August 12, 2014  Cedar River, WA

Here we are almost half way through August and the Cedar will be closing in just a couple of weeks.  While it is urban and you will battle inner tubers and other delights of urban angling, this is still a gem of stream to go fish dry flies on for some nice native rainbow and cutthroat trout.  Here Marco Oblak displays a pretty bow and keeps it wet at the same time.  Get out there and enjoy this river, it is the quickest stream fishing for all Seattle anglers to hit before and after work!  Please pardon the grainy image but this is what happens you fish until dark and take selfies with an iphone…nice work Marco!

photo Marco Oblak

August 6, 2014  Chuit River, AlaskaSam Weis keeps his first coho on the Chuit River wet for a few images.  After a week of struggling with access and weather, the mother load finally landed as nearly all of our film crew landed fresh coho.  This river is in trouble due to a proposed coal mine, check it out and spread the word…we can’t allow mining for such materials to be shipped to Asia just to have the air toxins brought back to us here via the jet stream.  “No coal here and less everywhere!”  www.chuitna.orgphoto Dave McCoy

August 6, 2014  Chuit River, Alaska

Sam Weis keeps his first coho on the Chuit River wet for a few images.  After a week of struggling with access and weather, the mother load finally landed as nearly all of our film crew landed fresh coho.  This river is in trouble due to a proposed coal mine, check it out and spread the word…we can’t allow mining for such materials to be shipped to Asia just to have the air toxins brought back to us here via the jet stream.  “No coal here and less everywhere!” 

www.chuitna.org

photo Dave McCoy

July 22nd, 2014  Scorpion Reef, MexicoErik Henderson bringing in a 3ft barracuda on day 2 of this wild adventure requiring a 10+ hour boat ride across a sizable portion of the Caribbean to a few decorative little spots of sand few travel to.  Check back for some of the “to hand” catches from the trip that certainly qualifies as adventure travel.photo Dave McCoy

July 22nd, 2014  Scorpion Reef, Mexico

Erik Henderson bringing in a 3ft barracuda on day 2 of this wild adventure requiring a 10+ hour boat ride across a sizable portion of the Caribbean to a few decorative little spots of sand few travel to.  Check back for some of the “to hand” catches from the trip that certainly qualifies as adventure travel.

photo Dave McCoy

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