Some nice Spring Chinook have allready been showing on the Lewis and Cowlitz rivers. These are all hatchery fish and we are all anticipating the big surge of fish that are forecasted for these Columbia tribs. Most people are backtrolling baitdivers with shrimp, Kwikfish or hover fishing with Sardine, hearing or eggs. Also Being picked up are some beautiful Spring Steelhead in many washington rivers, What a great year it has been! Check our weekday specials for this summers action on our web site reports page. Thanks to all that joined us this last week.

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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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