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River Forecast Info

April 28, 2015

River Reports

Submitted by Vic Carrao
STS Guiding Service
http://www.guidebc.com
sts@guidebc.com
604 671-FISH (3474)

Coastal & SW Washington Report

April 28, 2015

Springers are pouring over Bonneville dam and fishing at the Wind river and Drano lake are getting good. Grab your prawns, herring, Fish Flash and don't forget your Mag Lip 4.5's. I do best when I wrap the 4.5's with sardine or a piece of tuna. Trolling herring or prawns is the main stay at either location after the sun comes up. It's always a good idea to have both on board in-case one is working better than the other. Pay attention to what you see others having success on. This run is shaping up to possibly be one of the biggest in recent times. Are they just early? Who knows but if you want a chance to get a couple don't wait get out there.  Springer fishing in the Cowlitz has been decent and should continue for a few more weeks. Steelhead fishing has slowed although there are a few older fish still around.

Here are few big fat beautiful Spring Kings we caught the last several days.

For more info call Phil Stephens, Mystical Legends Guide Service Call (206) 940-0052 or E-mail


Springer fishing has been well springer fishing. Pretty good one day followed by what the heck. Some really nice fish out there but be prepared to work hard. Herring, plugs, eggs shrimp bring it all with you as you never know from day to day what will work. The lower river will give you a surprise sturgeon or two also.

Rob Sweem, R&K Guide Service
(360) 481-0612 or Email


No report this week

(253) 208-7433 
Bruce Warren
Fishing For Fun Guide Service


Well with the cowlitz river winterrun steelhead winding down for the year it was a different year water wise (summer time flows) but if you adjusted your presentation to a smaller size most fishermen had some very very good Success with fairly easy limits up around the hatchery. Now we are moving out efforts over to springers and eith the amount of them in the river already it is a pretty good idea to get the boat all tuned up to target them! Backtrolling k-14s,k-15s or your favroite spin n glow with eggs through the deep holes should produce some of the tastiest fish the northwest has to offer!  Still have some limited availability in May on my boat 
Thank you to all who steelhead fished withe this year! BRING ON THE SPRINGERS!

Todd Daniels
Tall Tails Guide Service
Cell 206-437-8766 or Email


So..., I've officially switched gears over east to catch Potholes walleye and bass. The great weather and lack of fishing pressure is a very welcome change of pace when compared to the combat fishing on the westside rivers.

We had Great weather and good walleye action this past week. I prefer to power troll and wind drift for these bug-eyes.
Worms, worms, and more worms were the ticket. I will also drop-shot these fish if I find them stacked up. When this occurs it's simply lights out for the walleye.

The fish seem to be running just a bit larger this year. I've been averaging 17" per walleye easy, some days it's ever bigger. This year. I've been averaging 17" per walleye easy, some days it's ever bigger. These are the perfect size walleye for your fish fry!

I have only May 18-22 currently open for my 2015 walleye season.
We also catch bass by request and/or run combo bass and walleye trips. Our base camp is out of Mardon Resort located right on The Reservoir. I have a turn key operation for this fishery. Get a hold of me and let's do it!


See you on the water and FishON!!

Bonner's FishON! Guide Service 
Website bonnerfishon.com
Cell 425-281-8772
Email Bonnerfishon@gmail.com


We finished off the Lower Columbia Spring King Fishery with a BANG!  We're now drooling at the numbers of fish headed over Bonneville headed for the end of our lines at the Wind River this week and next.  We are also fishing on the Cowlitz and Kalama Rivers for Steelhead and Salmon.  Use code UNIVERSITY for special discount for online bookings >>  https://fishwaterswest.rezdy.com/  Call txt email anytime 253-389-0359

Casey Weigel
Owner/Guide
Waters West Guide Service
http://www.fishwaterswest.com
253-389-0359
casey@fishwaterswest.com


 

No report this week

 

Joe Princen Jr.
JP'S Guide Service
www.jpsguideservice.com

253 347 5300 or Joeprincenjr@gmail.com


 

 

No report this week

 

Mark Coleman - Guide/Owner, All Rivers & Saltwater Charters
www.allwashingtonfishing.com, 425-736-8920

Team Guide Drift Boats



No report this week

 

Ryan McCaughan  (206)533-4105  www.seattlefishingtrips.com
seattlefishingtrips@yahoo.com


 

No report this week

Nate Bryant: (360) 219-3863
www.salmoncommander.net


 

Olympic Pennisula Report  

April 28, 2015

No report this week

 

Gift Certificates Available

Submitted by Mike Zavadlov
Mike Z's Guide Service
(360) 640 8109
Email: mike@mikezsguideservice.com


 

No report this week

 

Gary Grahn, Olympic Anglers Guides and Charters, Riverview RV Park, (360) 640-4820; olympicanglers.com; olympicanglers@centurylink.net


 

Washougal River

April 28, 2015

Skagit River

April 28, 2015

No report this week

 

North Rivers
November 18, 2014

No report this week

 

Snohomish River System

April 28, 2015

 

No report this week

Capt. Tyler S Perry
Reel Pros Guide Service
www.reelprosnw.com
(425) 345-7606
 



Klickitat River April 28, 2015

No report this week

 

Call or email Tracy Zoller .... phone (509) 369-2366

www.adventurefishing.net


Upper Columbia
April 28, 2015

 

 

Hells Canyon / Clearwater River, Idaho

April 28, 2015

 

No report this week


TO BOOK YOUR TRIP CONTACT: 208-413-4028

Submitted by Ryan Rosenbaum

http://www.hellscanyonsportfishing.com/


 

The steelhead fishing on the main Clearwater in Idaho is all wrapped up. We will be running Spring Chinook Trips May 1 to about July 4th on the Clearwater. The last few years has been phenomenal and the best fishing should be around Memorial Day weekend.
Clearwater River Company is offering guide Steelhead, Salmon, Sturgeon, and Trout trips throughout Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Utah, through our network of full time professional guides.

 

Submitted by Ryan Pitcher
http://www.clearwaterrivercompany.com
1 866 846-4240 or Email ryan@wcafish.com


North Coast Oregon

April 28, 2015

No report this week


Chris Snyder - Total Fisherman Chris@totalfisherman.com

www.totalfisherman.com 253-335-9514



Portland Area Rivers:

Willamette Valley

April 28, 2015

No report this week

Kyle Bushelman (541) 517-7536
www.willamettevalleyoutfitters.com

Sandy River

April 28, 2015

 

 

Clackamas River

April 28, 2015

No report this week

Fraser River, British Columbia

April 28, 2015

 

Fishing has been excellent this past week, lots of action for sturgeon on the Fraser and salmon in Vancouver. Crab and prawn fishing has also been good. Tradeshow season is almost over but there are still a few local in-store sales and smaller community shows. We will keep you posted. Please see below for detailed report.

Sturgeon fishing has been good to excellent, we have been fishing the Mission area as well as the lower River near our Vancouver location and doing quite well. The above picture was taken end of last week, 12 fish in less than 2 hours with a few double headers, most fish were caught using Eulachon.

The area above and below Mission has been fishing excellent as well but we have noticed a bit of a slowdown this past weekend. Could be caused by the rising river as we have had some serious rain storms up north and locally. Best bait has been Lamprey eel and Eulachon, a few fish on pike minnow and salmon eggs as well. We still have some openings for this week and next weekend if you are looking to get out on the water.

Vancouver Salmon Fishing

Vancouver Salmon Fishing has been good to excellent, this fishery is day to day as fish move in and out but overall fishing has been good for both salmon and crabs/prawns. South end of Bowen is fishing well and when wind picks ups Tungstal Bay is also producing some nice fish. This time of year you want to fish deep, 120 to 150 feet near Bowen Island, 60 to 80 feet closer to Vancouver Harbour.

Techniques used to fish for salmon are trolling flashers with spoons or bait, our best luck has been with the Gibbs/Delta STS UV Glo Flasher trolled infront of a G-Force Glo Spoon or anchovy with a Rhys Davis glo teaser head. Trolling speed is between 2.0 - 2.3 MPH at 128ft. If your are trolling either one of these make sure you run a good length for leader, we recommend 5 to 6 ft of leader between flasher and bait.

The local Vancouver Salmon fishery should continue to produce good results over the next 2 to 3 weeks then the Gulf Islands will start to heat up, these trips are 10 hours as there is over 2 hours of travel time back and forth to the fishing grounds. If you are looking for a great fishing trip for salmon and Halibut, our west coast trips begin middle of June through to end of July.

Come join us for the 2015 season, call or e-mail us to book your next guided fishing adventure.

To Book Your next guided adventure, call us Toll Free 1-866-771-3474

Remember to conserve your catch

Tight Lines and we will see you on the water

Vic Carrao
STS Guiding Service
http://www.guidebc.com
sts@guidebc.com
604 671-FISH (3474)


Stamp River, Vancouver Island Canada
April 28, 2015

 

No report this week



**Looking to plan your summer fishing vacation, be sure to check out Kyuquot Sound! That is where have been going for the past 20 years. Learn more from our most recent online newsletter which includes our summer calendar http://conta.cc/18i8j2V



For the latest info visit at http://murphysportfishing.com/site/fishing-report.html for river level charts, local weather expectations, and more.

Call anytime for updated conditions 250-723-8022
http://murphysportfishing.com/site/stamp-river-winter.html
www.facebook.com/murphysportfishing

Marilyn Murphy

 


Skeena Region, BC Canada
April 28, 2015

 

 

No report this week


 

Gill McKean, Westcoast Fishing Adventures www.westcoastfishing.ca
info@westcoastfishing.ca
1-866-578-8552 toll free 1-250-615-3477 cell
Fishing is our addiction ­ Guiding is our passion
Adventure is in our blood
 


 


Tight Lines,
Tracey


Tracey John Hittel
Kitimat BC Canada
250 632-9880 hm.
250 639-4277 cell.

www.steelheadheaven.ca
www.kitimatlodge.com

 

Alaska
April 28, 2015


No report this week

 

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