Coho fishing.

The Coho Salmon are supposed to be showing up soon. Uncle Leland showed me his secret spot. The tides don’t wait until you have had 8 hours of beauty sleep.

Out at Point No Point, the boats were catching King Salmon. It looked like a lot of fun, if you are into that sort of thing.



The light house at Point No Point.


The best stop of the day was for breakfast at The Point Casino.



Fly fishing with local celebrities.

No big ones, yet.

I went out fishing the beaches with local legend, Leland Miyawaki. He is the fishing manager for the Orvis store. He fishes 7 days a week. Steelhead, sea run cutthroats, trout, pinks, you name it, not only does he catch them, he probably ties the flies that are most commonly used. I felt pretty special that I could go SRC (sea run cutthroat trout) fishing with him. I have never seen an SRC. I have gone out with other people, gone out by myself, hit the incoming and outgoing tides, done everything that I was supposed to. Sometimes, they just aren’t there. They weren’t there. I felt like I should have caught one just for getting on a ferry at 6am.

This week I floated the Yakima with 2011 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year, Derek Young. Man that is a mouthful. It is easy a book a trip on his website. There is a calendar that shows what days he is free and you do everything online. We had a great time catching cutthroat and rainbow trout. The sun was shining, sun burn mildly¬†occurred,¬†and I caught fish like I used to in Colorado. I have been warned that there are less fish per mile here and the fish that are here are smaller than what I am used to. We picked up a dozen or so small (under 10″) trout throughout the day. The best part, they were almost all caught on dries.

The pink salmon are expected soon. I hit Golden Gardens looking for SRCs and pinks yesterday, but saw nothing. I also walked the edge of Green Lake looking for carp, trout, anything. I didn’t see any fish and never tied a fly one. Something that I need to get used to is driving far to get any fishing in. Heading over the pass towards Yakima looked a lot like Colorado. There is wadeable water and small mountain streams. I look forward to the adventures up there!

I did get a 24″ish trout at a stocked pond at Trophy Lakes in Port Orchard. We taught the Orvis 201 class and when everyone lieft we had a few casts of our own. The guys were throwing sculpzillas on 2x. I went CO style and used 6x witha size 20 damsel larva. I was nearly taken into my backing. It felt good.