Skagit River Coho Fishing Report

2006-09-13 22:07:54
Olympic Peninsula, Washington - Saltwater Fishing Report
Skagit River

The upper Skagit is running at 3500 cfs with 6 to 8 feet of vis, the lower Skagit below the Sauk has 3 to 4 feet of vis. Coho fishing has been spotty so far, but a little rain should bring a good push of fish. Good producers on the lower sections are Dick Nites, and spinners. The upper section (from Gilligan Creek to Bacon Creek) will open September 16th for retention of Coho.

Sports And More Sporting Goods in Sedro Woolley is putting on their annual Coho derby October 7th and 8th. I still have both of those dates available and am in search of some hard fishing clientele who would be interested in booking both days. Would like to find someone who is interested in fishing daylight til dark, in search of a 1st prize fish.

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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.

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