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September 16, 2014

River Reports

Photo Submitted by Phil Stephens, Mystical Legends Guide Service


Coastal & SW Washington Report

September 16, 2014

There are still a good amount of Summer Steelhead around if you want to chase them but most of us are fishing for salmon. Cowlitz river at Blue Creek is where you want to be for the Steelhead. A good number of fish are still there. Side drifting eggs has been tops. A few salmon in the area as well. Salmon fishing has been pretty good in the lower river and will only get better in the next few weeks. Kings and Coho are both in the river and are being taken by the guys pulling plugs, diver fishing bait, Hover fishing and Side drifting.  Everything will work so whatever way you like to fish is what you should do. Look for all our streams and rivers to get a lot better as soon as we get a little rain. This is turning out to be one heck of a salmon season already and it is just the beginning.

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


No reports this week


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 we are in full swing Of a fantastic run of chinook On the Columbia River! And how many fish show up will wait-and-see! But one thing is for sure it's fun! While I personally am now done There The peak is just about here on paper Anyways! I have now moved back to the Puget Sound region Targeting both Fall Chinook and Coho And is just getting going here! Look for the numbers to build through the month of September! While full for September I do have dates available on the Snohomish River in October!  

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

No report this week



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

No report this week

Bill "Swanny" Swann: 206-755-1204
Swanny's Guided Fishing: www.swannysfishing.com

We had another great 'BONUS' week at Astoria.  Catching lots of nice easy 3 fish limits of beautiful coho salmon.

Maybe a spot or two open next week - call text or email 253-389-0359

Casey Weigel
Waters West Guide Service

"King Salmon Fishing on the Humptulips river is going strong this season, I have been consistently finding good numbers of chrome kings on a daily basis, limiting out and releasing fish every day, coho are starting to move into the system thanks to the big tide cycle we just had, rain is in the forcast and this should help these big kings moving into the system. Its SO LOW, lower than I have ever fished this river. EXPECT TO DRAG YOUR BOAT, and expect to get physical getting your boat to the takeout can be a challenge if you dont know what your doing. Because the river is running at 113 CFS and LOWER I have been using floro carbon leaders, small bait presentations and clear floats. Tidewater Kings don't like sulfate eggs so leave those at home and bring out your natural cures! I have just a few dates left in september and ive had alot of interest in this fishery. If your looking to catch big fall kings,  give me a call!

Joe Princen Jr.
JP'S Guide Service

253 347 5300 or Joeprincenjr@gmail.com

No report this week


Marc Bush
Twisted Waters Guide Service
253-468-0610 : 360-894-7636


See Salmon University for Mark's Saltwater Report


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

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Olympic Pennisula Report  

September 16, 2014

Summer silvers are showing up in good numbers In the Duc. There are also some Sockeyes and a few Springers left.
The Hoh has a few Summer steelhead showing up also. Number 3 spinners in blue and purple and purple Wicked lures are doing the trick.

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

Washougal River

September 16, 2014

Skagit River

September 16, 2014

No report this week


North Rivers
September 16, 2014

No report this week


Snohomish River System

September 16, 2014

The Snohomish River is starting to see some good numbers of Coho pushing through the system. These fish seem to be on the move so you can run and gun or stay put and wait for another push of fish to move through (with the tides).

Go to tackle as of late has been Dick Nite spoons, casting plugs and small spinners.  Best piece of advice I can give is don’t be afraid to try different things- sometimes it's that odd ball idea that puts fish in the cooler.

If you’re fishing from the bank, try Thomas eddy, Douglas Bar, Crab Bar & near the 522 bridge you can also try by the town of Snohomish or by Lowell boat launch. Just keep in mind that bank access is limited so for the popular spots it would be wise to show up early.

If you’re fishing from a boat (jet or drift) you can focus your efforts from Everett up. Trolling plugs down by Lowell or by the town of Snohomish you can fish both tides but lately the incoming tide has been the producer. If you’re fishing up by Crab bar or 522 then casting plugs or Dick Nite spoons would be a good bet but you could also side drift eggs if you find a good push of fish in the shallows.

If you want to go on a fully guided trip for these Coho I have some open dates for this month and into October. All trips include all rods, bait, tackle and a tasty lunch and I can accommodate up to 4 anglers on my 21ft Alumaweld Super Vee jet boat.

Tyler Perry - reelprosguideservice@gmail.com


No report this week


Ryan James Hung
Owner, Reel Priorities
Licensed Pacific Northwest Fishing Guide

Klickitat River
September 16, 2014

No report this week

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


Upper Columbia
September 16, 2014


No report this week


Hells Canyon / Clearwater River, Idaho

September 16, 2014


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Submitted by Ryan Rosenbaum



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Submitted by Ryan Pitcher
1 866 846-4240 or Email ryan@wcafish.com

North Coast Oregon

September 16, 2014


No report this week


Andy Martin
Wild Rivers Fishing Oregon and Alaska Salmon, Steelhead and Halibut Fishing www.wildriversfishing.com

Portland Area Rivers:

Willamette Valley

September 16, 2014

No report this week

Kyle Bushelman (541) 517-7536

Sandy River

September 16, 2014



Clackamas River

September 16, 2014

No report this week

Fraser River, British Columbia

September 16, 2014


Fraser River Salmon

The Fraser has been fishing well the past few days for both Chinook and Sockeye, water is dropping fast so more quality angling location are opening up each day, Shore anglers are focusing on locations along Hwy 7 and on the south side of the Fraser Gill Road and Peg leg are your best bet. For most anglers fishing from shore the access to the Fraser is better along Hwy 7. Those anglers fishing from boats, the area between Agassiz and Sumas confluence is your best bet. The next 3 weeks should produce the best results for sockeye so time to start planning you days on the water.

Fraser River Sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing has been excellent this past week, plenty of fish caught between 5 to 8ft with our largest fish measuring 9ft 5 inches lead by STS guide Breaden Szlabon while guiding. Sturgeon have been feeding on sockeye so any sockeye baits such as bellies, gills, heads, fillets or eggs will work. Big baits can mean big fish so try uping your bait size to target larger fish.  August and September are very busy for us and we are now starting to fill October and November dates.

Vancouver Salmon

Vancouver salmon fishing has been excellent this past week, if you're on the water when the  bite happens it is epic fishing. This past couple days we have witnessed some pods of Killer Whales feeding on sockeye which is quite incredible. Also lots of sockeye moving up the north arm of the Fraser so I think you will see the best fishing transfer from ocean to river very soon. If you are booked with us for a Vancouver Salmon trip you might want to consider moving that trip to the river.

Hells Gate Tours

We have been very busy in the canyon both fishing for sturgeon and running our Whitewater Tours, now is the time to experience this region as the water is just getting big. Most of our dates are full but we have provide a couple openings below.

I have 8 seats available for our 4 hour tour on Sunday August 31 and 6 seats for our 2 hour Hope to sailor Bar tour for this Sunday.

Hope you all have a great weekend.


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
604 671-FISH (3474)

Skeena Region, BC Canada
September 16, 2014



Mother nature gave us some low rivers, which made the fishing a little easier than normal. The Chum and Chinook runs were lower than normal, but the Sockeye & Pinks were record highs. The Chum runs seem to be replenishing. The Summer run Steelhead are coming in bright and strong.


Gill McKean, Westcoast Fishing Adventures www.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


No report this week

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



September 16, 2014

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