1. Troutlife

    Fidalgo Island Fishing

    I will be staying on Fidalgo Island over the weekend and am wondering if any of the lakes other than Pass Lake are worth trying.
  2. Shapp

    Trip Report Camera Catch and Release - Big Island

    Updated note (June 2018), see the last post in this thread. Kapoho area has been devastated by the lava flow, hundreds of houses (including the house in the photos below) are gone and the Kapoho tide pools area (some of the underwater photos below) are no more. So sad. Another update on July...
  3. Mrs. G

    San Juan Island Fly Fishing/Guide

    I am looking for recommendations for a San Juan Island fly fishing guide, and/or fly fishing resources for the area.
  4. Mems

    Dean, aka Old Kid on the Big Island

    Dean got his first boner on the Big Island. Too bad the fish jumped out of his hands on the hero shot. Then yesterday we went offshore, heard there was an early run of ono, wahoo. Rainbow was a good omen. Right after the rainbow the short rigger goes off. Dean gets on the reel and lands a...
  5. Mems

    Jack Beer big island adventure

    Aloha, took Jack Beer out for a day at A-bay. The tide was high so we started on the wall. Jack got hooked up on some weke,but the papio would only follow the fly and didn't hit. He got a couple more weke, they want to be a bone and try hard. Best catch was this cuda. Jack got it with out...
  6. nwtroutguy

    Christmas Island Advice

    All, Thinking about a trip to Xmas Island next year. Trying to find info on it, but also looking for a little insight that maybe someone has learned when they went there. Tips etc. Thanks in advance.
  7. SaltyTippet

    Prince of Wales and Wrangell Island

    Posted this on the main forum with no love and thought maybe some of you salty dogs knew a thing or two about these cabins: OP: Just now starting to plan a second trip to POW this spring and was wondering if anyone has flown into any of the remote cabins on the island.... namely Shipley Creek...
  8. plaegreid

    Orcas Island Report

    Not enough time, crummy tides, very little beach access. Couldn't catch a cold; only saw one confirmed salmon roll (when I didn't have a rod). Place was pretty as all get out though, and the wedding (cousin's) went well, so it still counts as a win. Next time I'm gonna get my hands on a watercraft.
  9. J

    Guemes Island intel, please

    Staying with friends on Guemes Island in late October. Any info on SRCs, salmon, and/or early winter steelhead cruising the beaches there? Thanks.... Jim B.
  10. Mems

    A-bay big island

    Aloha, took Chris Bradley out for a day at A-bay. He is owner of the StoneFly shop in Butte. He got into the yellow spot papio, and got a wide variety of other fish like weke, goat fish and even a nice Lai, queen fish. The picture got messed up when I rotated it, so you will have to believe...
  11. W

    San Juan Island beach opportunitys?

    Have fished Nor Cal and OR for Silvers and Kings for many years from select beaches. Will be visiting San Juan Island relatives end of month. Are there beach's to fish for Pinks up there?
  12. J

    Scouting out Whidby Island for SRC

    I now live in Anacortes and have been using Google maps and Island beach access (IBA) to scout out beaches that might produce SRC. Found myself on Coronet (deception pass park). Nice long gravel beach. Fish and wildlife surveyor said her co worker fishes for SRC on this beach. Lot's of current...
  13. doublebluff

    My annual whidbey island visit

    Visited my folks, like I do every super low tide every summer. At the lowest point in the tide I wade out as far as I can, cast as far as I can, and usually catch a salmon or two. Last year I got skunked- so I was fired up for action. Worked pretty hard, but this is all I caught... Fair...
  14. Mems

    silverfly on the big island

    Guy got to go out for a day of offshore action with my good friend Bob Duerr on his boat the "Mo Betta" The day lookedpromising with a nice little rainbow over Pu'uo vent. Seas not to bad for Hilo standards. Guy, aka silverfly got all covered up for the hawaiian sun. We ran south looking for...
  15. Jason Chadick

    Vancouver Island vs. Haida Gwaii in August

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience fishing these two island locations in early august. I have a week of vacation scheduled, and I'm considering spending it driving around the perimeter of Vancouver Island and fish as many streams as I can or going for broke and heading to Haida Gwaii...
  16. R

    Orcas Island Insight

    Any tips for places to fly fish on Orcas? We will be spending the day in Moran State Park in a few weeks and I'm thinking about bringing my rod along in-case we come across a worthwhile spot as we explore the park. Are there pros/cons to fishing Cascade vs. Mountain lake? Thanks!
  17. J

    Small "ponds" on Fidalgo Island

    I've been looking over the maps of Fidalgo Island and there seems to be several small bodies of water that have my attention. Big Beaver pond, Mitten pond and a few that show up on the maps without a name. I've found tons of info on the well known fishing lakes but info on smaller bodies of...
  18. Mems

    big island report

    Had my two cousins over with me for a big island adventure, they really liked Waipio valley. Took them offshore for a day, we went all around but only got this one small ahi. Anna was stoked, and we made ahi kabobs for pupuus. I took them inshore fishing over in Kona and got this nice yellow...
  19. Mems

    Big Island with AA

    Took AA out in Hilo for an afternoon of chasing fish in Liliuokalani Gardens pond. Aaron got a new Sage one and it cast some nice tight loops. Too bad the trevally and bonefish did not cooperate. His wife Meghan had fun with a spin rod and got a bunch of puffers. The first couple were...
  20. SERE Nate

    Whidbey Island

    I'm going to be spending the next 3 days on Whidbey Island. Renting a house on Mermaid Lagoon in Greenbank. Any recommendations via pm on fishing in the area would be greatly appreciated. Not sure if there will be much that far north. My gf will be with me as well so I'm planning on fishing...
  21. scifidelity

    Catalina Island

    Hi All, I'm heading to Catalina Island next week for a vacation. I'm wondering if it's worth bring an 8wt and some minor tackle? I won't be able to go out in a boat, would just be from the beach. Thanks!
  22. Mems

    Big Island Bone

    Aloha, went out on April Fool's day and got this nice Big Island bone. Got it on my TFO BVK 6wt and a TFO 340 reel with 12lb tippet. It went into the backing a couple of times and I was able to keep it out of the rocks. It swam away healthy and strong. Hope you weren't fooled on April...
  23. Theron

    Fished Hird Island Georgia

    I just spent 3 days fly fishing on Hird Island in the Georgia tidewater. First two days were bleak but day 3 was great. Caught at least 12 speckled sea trout on a chartreuse over white clouser. I missed at least that many. They were about 6 foot deep and a couple were nice size. Lasted about 45...
  24. plaegreid

    Labor Day On Orcas

    Salty folks, assuming anything is open to fish around Labor Day and I sell a kidney to afford a license, what kind of opportunities are there for bug-chuckers around Orcas Island? My cousin is getting married up there and I figure our mornings will be pretty open. Are there SRC up that far? Or...
  25. AdrianM

    Src Camano Island

    I've searched the archives for said topic. Found some threads that are useful. I know this time of year isn't the best for SRC in the North Puget Sound, but I'm sure there will be something. Considering a couple locations (Elger Bay, Triangle Cove, Kayak Point, etc...). Going next weekend...
  26. Kyle Smith

    Prince Of Wales Island

    A couple friends and I are hoping to head to SE AK, thinking May 5-13. We have no idea what we are doing. We are hoping to get into SRC, Dollies, amd if we are lucky, a steelhead or two. I'm assuming a few of you have done this. Would this be a good week to guess on for good fishing? We are...
  27. Theron

    Orcas Island Fishing?

    We are going to Orcas Island for the Halloween weekend. Is there any beach fishing this time of year? We are planning on crabbing but there will be some down time and I would pack a fly rod along if it would be of any use.
  28. flyfishmt

    Trip Report Vancouver Island Coho & Chum

    Sitting in SeaTac on my home back to Montana after two awesome weeks on Vancouver Island. It looks like I am leaving at the right time, as there is a "Monster" storm hitting the PNW this weekend. Due to the drought this summer and low water conditions I spent most of my time on the exact coast...
  29. SaltyTippet

    Vancouver Island Dreaming....

    In exactly one week I am planning to be doing this: In that awesome placed called Vancouver Island.... anyone going to be in the area?? Campbell River and parts north as well as the Discovery Islands mostly.... PMs welcome....
  30. Mems

    Christmas Island youtube

    Check out the youtub my son, Luke made for me. It is a little long, but some good underwater shots. Hope you like it. Mems