<p>I will be fishing the Upper section of the Skagit until Mid February, then start moving down stream towards the Lyman/Hamilton area in search of the first good push of wild fish. By mid march I will be doing most of my trips out a 20 foot drift boat instead of the sled, and will also be making alot of trips on the Sauk. If your intersted in a date I encourage to book early as I get booked pretty solid during this Catch and release season.
Skagit native steelhead
About The Author: Captain Wayne Ackerlund
Company: Ackerlund's Guide Service
Area Reporting: Washingtom
Bio: I'm Wayne Ackerlund and want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about Ackerlund's. I was born in Snohomish Washington and have been fishing for Steelhead and Salmon for close to 30 years. I started guiding on the Skykomish in 1994, and since then have expanded my territory to most North Sound rivers as well as the world famous rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.
What surprised me that first year guiding, was how much I enjoyed seeing other people catch fish. This is especially true when it comes to having kids in the boat, or someone that hasn't ever experienced the thrill of river fishing for steelhead or salmon. Seeing a kid do their best to hold onto their pole (and his father hold them) while a native Steelhead or big Chinook goes screaming across the river, is (for me)the most enjoyable aspect of being a guide. I've also found that the most important quality a guide can have is the ability to not only consistently catch fish, but to also have exceptional customer service. Making sure my guests are as comfortable as possible, while providing professional service with quality equipment is just as important as knowing when and where to put the right lure or fly. I am commited to providing you with a memorable experience on the water and I can promise you, you won't find a harder working guide.