THE FISH WE TARGET YEAR AROUND

Pink House Boat Ramp on the Clearwater River Limit of SteelheadPink House Boat Ramp on the Clearwater River Limit of Steelhead

STEELHEAD

Fishing for Steelhead in Washington State begins in shorts and flip flops in September. The Snake River offers Washington State anglers  hard fighting fresh Steelhead weighing 4-20 pounds.

As the water temperatures drop, we move upriver towards Heller Bar on the Snake River, just 30 minutes south of Clarkston Washington. Licensed under Steel Dreams Guide Service, (Adam Hocking) we target Steelhead on Idaho’s famous Clearwater River.

November through March Steelhead hold in deeper sections of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, providing excellent fishing. Steelhead fishing in the winter months can be very effective. Our boats are equipped with propane heaters to keep fisherman fishing throughout the day. It is not uncommon to see 10-30 hook ups each day.

CHINOOK SALMON

Fish The Northwest offers 2 seasons of Chinook Salmon (King Salmon) fishing. Our first season begins in April and can run into early June. Arguably the best tasting Salmon in the world, these Springers can be 450 miles upriver from the Ocean in less than 2 weeks. Generally we target these fish with salmon eggs, or sardine wrapped plugs.

Our Fall Season (August-Mid October) begins in the Columbia River and we finish up the Snake River. These fish tend to be larger than our Spring Chinook and offer anglers the opportunity at a Salmon of a lifetime.

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STURGEON

Sturgeon fishing on the Snake River is an adventure even the most seasoned angler must experience. These dinosaur like beasts can reach lengths of over 11 feet in size. Certain times of the year (March-October) Sturgeon fishing on the Snake is as close to a guarantee as fishing can get. This fishery is 100% Catch and Release. We enjoy patting these prehistoric beasts on the head and watch them swim back to the depths of Hells Canyon. At times, this trip can be paired with the most abundant fish in the Snake River, the Smallmouth Bass.

Fishing with Guide Tommy Belknap of Fish the NorthwestFishing with Guide Tommy Belknap of Fish the Northwest
Brown Trout, Fishing, Yellow FishBrown Trout, Fishing, Yellow Fish

BROWN TROUT

This Brown Trout fishery is one of my personal favorites. It is less than an hour from the greater Spokane Washington area. We often see 20 fish days with numerous fish over 20 inches. The Washington State Brown Trout record comes from Rock lake and could be broken again shortly.

These fish can be caught by a variety of tactics. From conventional tackle to a fly rod, it truly is one of the best kept secrets in Eastern Washington. I generally fish this lake the entire month of March, however it fishes well from Christmas until the water warms considerably and the fish retreat to deep water.