Fish the waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula or enjoy great fishing in the Strait of Juan De Fuca. La Push, Neah Bay, Sekiu, & Clallam Bay.
I have been fishing these waters since the age of 10 and I know them intimately.
A little personal history ...
I was born in Wisconsin and when I was 4 years old my parents came to Washington to visit my mom's sister and they fell in love with the area.
Upon returning from there trip they auctioned off everything and we were on the move. We moved to Washington in 1968 and this is were I grew up and call home.
I went to the Forks schools from kindergarten though the 12th grade.Graduated with honors and went to a trade school for computer programming.
For kings the most popular method is back trolling Kwick Fish plain or wrapped with a sardine fillet.
I fish the deeper holes but you have to have flow to make them work and dive well.
If there is no current I will use floats and eggs.
Tolling for kings I like to have a 1.8 – 2.0 knot speed. I like to use Hotspot flashers and hoochies (imitation squid) or spoons.
One of my favorite hoochies is the green splatter back, the Seahawk (green & blue) purple haze with a white glow flasher is also productive. I do use a lot of others but these are my favorites.
Drift Boat Fishing Tips
Side drifting is one of the most popular methods in conventional steelhead fishing. This can be done with bait, yarn and rubber worms.
This method runs your gear alongside the boat for a longer, more natural looking presentation. On my guided trips I set up my gear the same from the line on the reel to the amount of lead and the leader.
Also learn about drift boat fishing: pulling plugs and driftboat fishing: spoons and spinners!
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The video above was shot in October of 2008. Click here for more details about this trip and see some great still shots, too!
We fish Halibut in the most popular Washington off shore waters, the Canadian waters that require you to go to Canada to get your fishing licnese and in the Straits of Juan DeFuca.
Tuna Fishing Guide Charters
The tuna fishing off the north coast has become reel popular with the salt water anglers. The albacore tuna is a awesome fish to battle, they are so fast and strong.
The time of year is late summer. This is Mid Aug. and Sept. when the warm water is close to the shore. We keep close tabs on the water color and temp. for the best action.
The Albacore tuna fishing has become very popular on the west coast the last few years and become my favorite fishery. When its happening the fish are hitting the deck. We just day fish for the tuna go out early and return late afternoon.
Ling Cod Fishing Guide Charters
Ling Cod Fishing
The lingcod fishing in the ocean is great. This is the fish we caught of Sunday April 11 out of La Push. The water was calm and the weather was great.
We will be able to fish off shore for these fish till late May then a 20 fathom depth restriction is set on the coast. The limit is 2 lingcod and 10 sea bass, its a great time and will produce a good amount of fish for the freezer.
Sea Bass Fishing Guide Charters
Sea Bass Fishing
The Sea Bass fishing on the ocean is great.
This is a very popular fishery for a family adventure, close to shore, light gear and lots of fish.
Fishing for sea bass is easy for all members when we find a school of bass we lower jigs to the bottom and real them up or cast plastic on lead heads either way its fish on.
Scenic Ocean and River Tours
Scenic Ocean and River Tours
Scenic Ocean and River Tours are also available, be sure to bring your camera, the scenic beauty and wildlife of Washington's Coast is unbelievable.
The gray whales will be off the WA coast in April. Later in the summer we will see the humpbacks like the one pictured here.