Salt Fly fishing guide

#1
I have a friend coming in from out of town next month and want to get him into some salmon on the fly. I know there should be some pinks around as well as coho. We are hoping to find a guide with a boat to maximize his time and get as good a shot as possible of hooking up. Does anyone have any reccomendations for guides that can put us into a few salmon?
Thanks
Jonathan
 
#3
Captain Keith is a long time friend of mine and an exceptionally knowlegable guide. He has fished Puget Sound for years and his 20' Grady-White will get you around fast and comfortably.
Les Johnson
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#4
I can vouch for Cart. Keith also. Make sure you rib him good about his being on the the "City Limits" tv show on Versus.

Leland.
 
#5
thanks guys. I just tried to book a trip with Keith but he says he is going to be mooching for salmon. I guess he is pretty busy during the king season.
Any other reccomendations?

alpine- do people actually guide for salmon illegally around here and get away with it? maybe i am reading too much into it but it seems that is what you are saying.
 

alpinetrout

Banned or Parked
#6
alpine- do people actually guide for salmon illegally around here and get away with it? maybe i am reading too much into it but it seems that is what you are saying.
There have been cases where guides have tried to use loopholes such as "salmon schools" and "not targeting salmon" to get around the requirement for a salmon charter license. Since the state is not issuing new salmon charter licenses, the only guides who can legally take clients for salmon in saltwater either already have the license or have to buy one from a retiring guide.
 

D3Smartie

Active Member
#7
I believe there are 2 legal ones. Like alpine said some people do try to guide for cutts and "not target" salmon but its a crock of shit.
If keith isnt available you should also get in touch with Matt McCulloch of Tyee charters. www.tyeecharters.net He will be busy with the salmon season as well but might have a morning or evening free to take you guys. He is also much more reasonably priced than anyone else that offers fly fishing trips on the salt.
good luck.
 

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