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Puget Sound Rivers are Opening.... Finally!


The Puget Sound rivers are about to open later this month… Finally! We are booking now for dates after June 24th for steelhead and trout fishing on the Skykomish, Skagit and Stillaguamish.

Need some Fathers Day gift ideas: 2.5 hr intro Class $59, Full day steelhead class $169, half day guide trip $269 or full day guide trip $450 mention this newsletter to Mike and get $50 off a full day guide trip.

I just got back from some good Cowlitz River steelheading . I’ll be discounting 2 day trips for $399 pp double occ. The “Cow” has some killer swing water and great steelhead fishing. Only knock is the Jet boats but if you get away from blue creek that can dissipate pretty fast.

Sea run cutthroat fishing on the Stillaguamish River will be pretty much limited to August due to the river closing in September and October. There is no good reason that the North fork system can’t be left open to catch and release . .. Blame our fish managers. August does have some good fishing though. One of my favorite things about cutty fishing from our boat is the opportunity to watch the fish chase the fly and take. Great little sport fish with lots of action. Great for beginners or people that just like to catch fish. Even on a weekend the stretches I fish hardly have any fishing pressure. Closer and usually better fishing than the Yakima.

Full day Steelhead class Sunday July 31st: Skykomish River $169 pp.

Methow Trout: July – September.

One of my favorite fisheries. Dry fly gets going in July and lasts through the summer. The species include rainbows, cutthroat, bull trout and the coveted Cuttbows (we have caught those up to 28”!) We float in our rafts and most days are spent wet wading in warm weather with a beautiful back drop. During the summer the trout fishing gets very little fishing pressure.

Fall Steelhead on the Grande Ronde: October

Single day trips and our popular 3 day cabins and campout.

preseason rates for the 3 day trip are $650 pp double occ. That includes lodging, food and any equipment needs. Contact Mike for a sample itinerary.

Beach fishing: Now - summer

Camano Island, and Whidby island 5+ hrs $250 for 1 or 2 anglers.

Start times Depends on tides.

Schools & Casting classes: Looking to learn? We have Casting classes, 4 hr river float classes and Full day Steelhead Classes now available. Pay and sign up online. Streamsideflyshop@yahoo.com

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Happy fishing!

Mike Dickson

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