A lot of people wouldn't put Washington on a list of top trout destinations but it deserves more credit than it gets. This report details my recent experiences on a few of my favorite streams. All are within 3hrs of Seattle but I won't tell you their names or general location. Not to be a jerk but only because no one told me about them. I had to study maps, drive for hours, and hike my ass off to find them. Not to mention it's small water that won't be helped by hoards of fisherman. It will be more rewarding when you find them yourself anyway. First the mountain streams. This is a pic of my buddy Mike casting to some huge bows, brookies and browns. We didn't manage to land any of the big guys on this outing but we saw some monsters and have caught them earlier this summer. A nice rainbow This bat was eager to take my fly as we fished until it was to dark to see. This is probably the most beautiful hole I've fished. Fishing was tough here due to gin clear water. Danny fishing some pretty water. A decent brookie any day. Stopped and did some creek fishing on the was home. Cutt-bow. Caught this lil guy in a small pool. Put up a good fight and was fat n healthy. Caught about 30 this size in 4hrs. Prettiest fish of the day. Now for what is my personal favorite stream in Washington. Most of the rainbows in this stream are around this size. A nice westslope cutty. This was the nicest cutt I caught. He had the most blood red throat slashes I've ever seen. I believe this is a westslope/rainbow hybrid. This is the first one I've seen on this stream. Hole after hole like this. Saw a few steelhead and salmon in these holes. More pretty water. I love desert streams like this. I caught an uncountable number of rainbows mostly 8-10 and pulled the fly right out of a 16-20 cutt just downstream from here. Luckily the one in the above pic almost made up for it the next day. Hope you enjoyed the report and happy hunting!