Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes, Chicago
Seattle this summer with family
Greetings everyone, I was hoping to tap the extensive knowledge of the one members here...perhaps gain insight into more local information as I plan a summer trip for the family to the pnw.
I have a lot of flexibility as to when I would plan this trip June, July to mid August . Spoke on the phone to Waters West and purchased a book from them on flyfishing Washington state and the Olympic Peninsula.
Looking for suggestions on places to stay where I can be close to opportunities for swinging with a doublehander for wild steelhead, Cutthroats, salmon, single hand trout fishing....pretty open minded at this point. I like to find places to stay where I can fish early and late, then family stuff during the days. I have stayed in places in MT, CO, FL, etc. where I can literally walk out the door or do a short walk/drive to fish a river or lake...that would be ideal for my situation...can take kids that way too.
I will likely get a guide for one day.
My research so far indicates Olympic peninsula as one likely option. Any places you guys might recommend to stay? Any other areas I should be considering for wild fish at that time of year? I understand that time is a bit early for fall steelhead. Curious about the area near Mt. Rainier too...have not ruled out Oregon but will likely be flying to Seatac and spending a few days in the city(need to do a grunge pilgrimage of sorts when there)
Love to hear your experienced thoughts...