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Remember that our local rivers are subject to high water in the Spring and low water in the late summer. Our saltwater beaches are always available. Be prepared to adjust fishing venues if conditions arise. Gear to be prepared. Most of our fishing pursuits are for anadromous fish, or sea-run fish. Timing a "run" of trout, steelhead or salmon is our specialty, and we work hard to provide the best experience during the time of your visit. We encourage you to flyfish in Washington and throughout the northwest. We can help build your trip through recommending lodging options near the rivers or beaches we fish. Send us a quick email to inquire about booking a guide, hotel or cabin. info@archanglers.com
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Year-round trout fishing. on the Yakima River. Join us on a wade trip or a productive float trip.
Yakima river, Cle Elum WA

Beach fishing in the Puget Sound and a healthy cutthroat earns his release.

Puget Sound, Edmonds, WA
Salt and Stream
Fishing Report

Conditions change daily, so feel free contact us and we can provide you with an up-to-date fishing report.
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Puget Sound Beaches (The Salish Sea)
Keep on the move and get to know your favorite beach again. A depression in the sand or cobble, could hold a cutthroat with the passing tide. Food for sea-run cutthroat is drifting in the current, or swimming with it. Vary your retrieve and presentations to imitate different food forms. Good luck! Email us for more information on finding the best tides to fish in Puget Sound. Fly fishing near seattle is demanding at times, so we offer casting clinics to dial in your double haul.

Yakima River Fly Fishing
The summer brings good flows for float trips. We run anywhere from 5 to 20 miles of river on a long summer day. We can handle up to three anglers per boat, but two is ideal. The hatches and river conditions change often, so we cross our fingers for stable weather.
Send us and email for a current conditions, river changes/obstructions and fishing tips! We offer half day and full day guided Yakima river trips. We meet in Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Thorp or Roslyn to float or wade the river. Upper Farmland Flows; Lower Canyon Flows ; Cle Elum River - below lake; Teanaway River; Yakima at Easton

Wenatchee River
River is closed until Fall of 2012! Get your dates booked for October in advance!
The Wenatchee steelhead season is short and sweet. These fish continue to amaze us with their "grabby" nature. Anglers can approach with a swung wet fly or skater for good action in September through November.
Check here to follow the Adult Fish Counts on the Columbia River; sea-run species like steelhead and salmon enter the river in the summer and reach natal streams in the late summer and fall.

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Back in 2009-10 the Wenatchee opened for the second time in over ten years. Before water temps drop in the late fall, these fish will be readily taken on the surface with waking muddlers and other steelhead dry fly patterns. Come experience a classic dryline steelhead stream. We fish near Cashmere, Dryden, Leavenworth, Wenatchee and Monitor.

Check out the Osprey for more information on preserving these wild runs of fish. All hatchery fish are asked to be kept to reduce the interaction with wild fish. Wenatchee River at Monitor Flows

Methow River
Get away to the Methow valley and experience an awesome summer trout fishery. The river opens in June for trout, and is generally open for steelhead in the fall and winter. Inquire about our multi-day full day trip floats in the summer.
Selective gear rules are also in place for the Methow, Wenatchee and other Columbia tributaries. Sign up for WDFW's news feed or emails to get notices. We meet for trips in Twisp, Winthrop or Pateros. Methow River at Pateros Flows

Cedar River
Open June through August. Evening mayfly hatches and sporadic caddis hatches bring the fish to the surface. Otherwise, try swinging and stripping streamers near woody debris and larger rocks. Check out the river on a half day trip with us, or head out on your own. Let us know if you have any questions. we have been focusing on other fisheries this summer, but hope to spend a few days before this beautiful local stream closes for the summer. Meet us near Renton or Maple Valley for an urban experience. Cedar River Flows

Skykomish River
Our favorite local steelhead river is the Skykomish. Some nice fish are always hooked and 2011 has been no exception. From steelhead to coho and pinks, the sky seems to always have a few fish around. It can be challening fishing, but those that put their time in . . . will hook up! We are offering half-day and full float day trips on the Sky. Call 1-877-933-9847 to reach the WDFWs poaching hotline. Skykomish Flows at Gold Bar

Skagit River & Sauk River
Steelhead are the main attraction on the Skagit. However, on the odd numbered years the pink salmon enter the river in droves. The 2011 season will be no exception. Fall brings in the sea-run cutthroat and bull trout are available year-round. Winter is often our favorite time to swing for native and hatchery steelhead. Fish in the 20 pound class are caught every season. Skagit Flows @ Marblemount; Skagit Flows @ Concrete Sauk River Flows

Snoqualmie River - below falls
Steelhead and sea-run cutthroat are the main focus on the Snoqualmie. The late-summer and fall are the best time to fish this river. We float the river for sea-runs and walk the river for steelhead. Pink salmon will also enter this river on the odd numbered years. Snoqualmie River Flows at Carnation

Snoqualmie River & Forks - above falls
Smaller resident trout (6-14 inches) are the mainstay of the upper Snoqualmie. They are dry fly friendly and will also eat a swinging woolly bugger. The middle fork is the largest of three forks and most easily accessed. The north fork and south fork are tricky to fish, but there is nice water near the town of North Bend. Middle fork of the Snoqualmie Flows

Cowlitz River
Check here for weekly river flows and fish counts. Stop by and say hi to Mike at Lost Creek Fly Shop in Onalaska. They have good flies for steelhead (and Muskie on Mayfield) on the Cowlitz. Cowlitz flows at Blue Creek