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Olympic Peninsula, Washington Steelhead & Salmon Fishing

October 1 through May 15

Our Olympic Peninsula, Washington fall salmon, winter steelhead, and spring chinook fishing is based out of the town of Forks, a small community located in the very Northwest corner of Washington State on the edge of spectacular Olympic National Park.

Located roughly three hours west of Seattle, the rivers that surround the Forks, Washington region are home to some of the world's finest salmon and steelhead fishing.

Richard Parrick with an Olympic Peninsula King Salmon.

Crashing down from the west slopes of the mountains of Olympic National Park through the valleys of the rainforest below, these unspoiled rivers are known by such fabled names as Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc, Quillayute, and Calawah ... and are noted as some of America's most beautiful and productive salmon and steelhead fishing watersheds.

Offering over 20 years of guiding experience on these streams, fish with Bob via heated driftboat or custom rafts.

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Andy Orel with a monster Olympic Peninsula Silver Salmon.

Olympic Peninsula Fall salmon fishing begins with the onset of Washington's fall rains, usually sometime in early to mid-October and runs through the end of November.

You can fish for acrobatic silver silver salmon that average around 10-14 pounds with fish exceeding the trophy 20 pound barrier a very real possibility.

If it is the powerful king salmon that you wish to pursue, this is also the time to try your luck for king salmon that average about 25-30 pounds and occasionally exceed 60 pounds!

Although excellent salmon streams, our rivers are perhaps best known for the large runs of steelhead trout that return to the Olympic Peninsula Rivers through the winter and spring.

Olympic Peninsula Winter steelhead fishing begins a week or two before Thanksgiving with hatchery origin steelhead returning in large numbers to most of our rivers. We offer both fly and conventional tackle trips for winter steelhead.
Hatchery steelhead generally provide guests with good fishing through early January and then give way to the larger wild steelhead that first nose into the rivers around the first of the year and continue to provide good fishing all the way through the end of April.

The rivers of the Olympic Peninsula are home to some of the largest wild winter-run steelhead in the world.

Owner / head guide, Bob and Grover Akre with a 43" x 23" (29.5 pound) Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Perhaps no other region gives anglers a better chance at 20 plus pound winter steelhead (a few over 30 pounds are landed every year on the area's rivers) than the Olympic Peninsula.

Late April and early May typically means a slowing of our steelhead action. However, as the leaves begin to appear on the trees, so do the early spring chinook in the rivers. We'll target these early "springers" in late April and early May.

Arguably the finest eating salmon that swims, they're highly cherished not only for their table qualities, but for their powerful resistance on the end of a rod. Typically, a number of steelhead are caught by springer fisherman as well.

As with all of our charters / trips, all necessary equipment is provided free of charge. Please follow the links on the page for more information about each fishery!

Early May Sol Duc spring Chinook


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